Originally Posted by gandhi
I'm not aware about the US laws. I said 3 month & 90 days, both are same.
Well, not technically.
Originally Posted by acechip
1) Just how many times in a year do you drive over 1000 miles during a road trip to encounter varied traffic laws of the various states ?
2) 65mph to 75 mph is pretty much a safety standard across most countries with high density of vehicles. It is dangerous to drive faster than that in any case (autobahns notwithstanding)
3) Isnt it a good idea to have the enforcement of local state driving license ? It allows them to keep some currency in terms of address of residence.
You don't always have to drive that far to cross a state border. You could even drive that distance without crossing a state border. But I get what you mean.
It's actually not unusual for many people to cross state borders by road often. This can be a real tourist trap and countless times people unfamiliar with state laws are mercilessly penalized. Similar experience when travelling from Texas to Illinois, thank god for the internet.
Well, it's not necessarily unsafe to drive above 75 mph. On most interstates in the US you can easily drive at 80 mph with little/no additional risk at times when there is no traffic. Even most traffic police admit this.
I agree with your 3rd point. But while being made to update your address is OK, the problem is that they sometimes require you to go through the entire re-application/testing process (As if you are a new driver)!