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    So, if you had your Ls and were reasonably competent at driving in, say, a country town with almost no traffic, and you lived 800 metres from your childcare, and it's been below zero degrees in the mornings during the walk to childcare... and you were exhausted and if you just drove it'd be ten minutes, whereas the walk there and back and drop off is closer to half an hour...

    would you risk it and drive? Why or why not? No judgements here, just wondering...

    (There is about a <1% chance of being caught)

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    Nope I wouldn't. An inexperienced driver who is exhausted is an accident waiting to happen. Even with no other traffic, there's still the risk of running off the road and flipping the car or hitting a tree.

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    No I wouldn't. The potential for it to impact on my life for a long time is too great.

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    Nope and if I knew someone who did this I would be extremely angry. There are driving tests for a reason. You're not only putting your own life at risk, your putting your children's and anyone else who may be on the road. I know you state there is no traffic, but what if there was? Would it be worth it? No.

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    I wouldn't. 800m? I would rug up and walk

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    I'd do it.
    I hope you're not secretly a cop trying to get us to admit to breaking the law (I'm on to you harvs! ...If that is your real name!)

    Edit - just reread more carefully the bit about being exhausted and only "reasonably" competent - probably not then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Zeddie View Post
    I wouldn't. 800m? I would rug up and walk
    This.

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    nope. wouldn't do it.

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    I'd consider it but depends on what the drive is like and speed limit etc. .. If on a main road. 80kmh + speed limited then probably not. But on a quiet back street with 60kmh or less speed restriction is say the risks would be significantly lower. I guess you'd have to be prepared to lose your L's and wait a whole lot longer to get your full licence though, if you got caught. Also think about what if someone else runs into your vehicle, you'd have a bit of explaining to do when the cops arrive.

    I grew up in an extremely small country town where this type of driving was common, in fact I used to drive my dad's old paddock bomb ute about 2kms to the bus from age 14, on our local unsealed public road.

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    I just want to add that although it's only 800m that's not really the point. A lot can happen in 800m.

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