On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 18:35:44 +1000, OzOne <>, after considering some
belly-button fluf, wrote:
>On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 22:01:05 GMT, NeilFisher@_NOSPAM_magnecor.com.au
>(Neil Fisher) scribbled thusly:
>>On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 14:41:33 +1000, OzOne <>, after considering some
>>belly-button fluf, wrote:
>>>Or not having the ability to coordinate sufficiently to even sit the
>>>test in a manual so we have a bunch of Unkos driving around....or
>>>alternately, those who start on manuals think they're an F1 driver and
>>>crash as a result.
>>Yes, it could easily go either way. I am leaning towards the former
>>rather than the latter myself, but I guess we'll never know if Rob has
>You can't blame Rob.
>It's a system that comes to conclusions about what causes accidents
>without ALL the information
Well, I don't know how we'd get ALL the information, but anyway...
your point is well made (at least to me). Besides, I would have
thought that such information was available anyway, with a little
digging - providing it's only used for statistical purposes, there's
no privacy concerns.
>>>I'd have thought in this age of consideration of restricting young
>>>drivers , that this would be a valid statistic.
>>Especially considering some of the draconian restrictions being
>>suggested for people who can go to war, vote, drink etc etc.
>The system sees all young drivers as exactly the same and is looking
>to restrict all of them, again without all the information.
>My 18YO has been flying planes for 2 years, and puts the same
>concentration and thought into his driving as he does flying, yet, to
>the system he's just a "young driver".
Even ignoring such well trained people as your son, it's rather
concerning that some 5% or so of *any* "group" can have such an impact
on the other 95%.
Neil Fisher / Bob Young
personal opinion unless otherwise noted.
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