Drive For Life

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    Drive For Life

    No, not a golf fundraising event, but a virtual driving school!

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    Anyways, i've enrolled and tonight is my first session. Should be fun. All insurance comapnies are supposed to recognize this course if you have comppleted it and offer 200-700 $ in saving on insurance. I'm a new driver, and a male under 25 so i'll need all deductions i can get!

    Here's a CBC news video clip on it too: http://www.driveforlife.ca/about/news/2005.05.13.php
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    did you check with your insurance company first? that could, after all, be just a claim by that organization... for example, if you take a 5-hour, insurance companies respect that, but what they don't tell you is that you have to have a state-issued certificate saying you took and passed the 5-hour course...
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    Might be a bit of shock when you get into a real car to take your test though

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    ya, i'm on my parents insurance. 30% off is what they said.
    Actually, i can drive already, just wanted this 'extra practice'
    It was like a big arcade game! i started laughing when i was driving. Asked my trainer guy how much each machine costs: 100 grand US. whewww!
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    Makes plenty of sense... I mean, simulators are in rather widespread use for flight training; using them for drivers seems logical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach L.
    Makes plenty of sense... I mean, simulators are in rather widespread use for flight training; using them for drivers seems logical.
    well, in some places it just makes more sense... afterall, 10,000 feet is a long way to fall, and a nuclear meltdown is not something you want to 'simulate' on a real reactor
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    SO you're paying $500 bucks to drive a video game that might save you that much over the next 3-5 years? What a scam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    SO you're paying $500 bucks to drive a video game that might save you that much over the next 3-5 years? What a scam.
    I think i paid about the same to sit in a class room and drive a neon for the same purpose

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    You all need to write to your local school boards. Driver's Ed including class time, road time, and driving course time was a required course in my high school. It served the same purpose and got us a break in insurance. Cost to us: 0, unless you count taxpayer money.

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