Just listening to the lunchtime news and I was alerted to the law change that will require trainee drivers to undergo 120 hours of supervised driving before they can sit their restricted licence.
This is UTTERLY ABSURD.
Do you know how many hours one has to fly to sit a private pilot's licence?
And some of those will be solo.
But driving a (probably) automatic car, with a couple of instruments to monitor, in one dimension, with the extra security that if the engine stops you glide to a halt rather than fall out of the sky (sorry, within the 50 hours pilots are taught how to perform an emergency landing in the event of engine failure), not having to communicate orally with other drivers or a control tower simultaneously, monitor weather or track, can only be taught to licence standard in 120 hours???
The real IRS argument
2 hours ago