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SvennoJ said:
S.Peelman said:
I’m pretty indifferent about it.

I live in a country that’s extremely busy, even at this time, so it’s not really my hobby because it’s too much work. Though I also don’t mind, driving at night is fine because then it’s less busy obviously and it’s also the best place to sing along with songs on the radio at an inappropriate volume.

My driving history is spotty though. I got my license when I was 18 already due to peer pressure (or really, I just wanted people to shut up about it), but then proceeded to not drive once after a month or two for the next 10 years because I lived right next to a metro station. One day about three years ago I was on my way to a meeting with my boss when he asked me to drive because he had a short night. I asked if he was sure because I hadn’t driven a car in 10 years upon which he replied that it doesn’t matter; it’s an automatic and a Tesla equipped with a billion safety features. After that my mother gave me her car when she got a new one herself and I quickly began to use it regularly.

I grew up in the Netherlands and yep, peer pressure, got my driver's license at 18 as well. I didn't buy my first car until I was 32... No need for one in Amsterdam, just a pita trying to find a parking spot. I got around a lot faster on a bike or public transport.

However before I moved to Amsterdam I lived with my parents in Apeldoorn and frequently drove their car. Most of my early experience came from the A1 over the hoge veluwe. Weekly visits to family further West made me the designated driver for the way back. Night time over the A1 before 'traject controle' was invented. 130 to 150kph while my parents were dozing off.

Driving in the Randstad during the day is a nightmare though, slow traffic all the time. I usually stayed late at the office since it was always gridlock at 5pm. No point sitting in a bus that can't go anywhere.

Currently it isn't that fast to drive around the Netherlands between 6am-7pm, speed is limited to 100kph :-|

I live in Twente, over here the traffic jams are way less than to the East. Still if I ever want to go South, I have the option to go through Germany but I prefer the Dutch roads quality and in the end due to all the German roadworks the average speed was nearly the same (the 100kph limit has messed this up).



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Sometimes. Most of the time I wish all driving be replaced by self driving cars as soon as possible



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Eagle367 said:
Sometimes. Most of the time I wish all driving be replaced by self driving cars as soon as possible

Buses/trains accomplish pretty much the same thing, provide jobs and are better for the environment though...



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SvennoJ said:
S.Peelman said:
I’m pretty indifferent about it.

I live in a country that’s extremely busy, even at this time, so it’s not really my hobby because it’s too much work. Though I also don’t mind, driving at night is fine because then it’s less busy obviously and it’s also the best place to sing along with songs on the radio at an inappropriate volume.

My driving history is spotty though. I got my license when I was 18 already due to peer pressure (or really, I just wanted people to shut up about it), but then proceeded to not drive once after a month or two for the next 10 years because I lived right next to a metro station. One day about three years ago I was on my way to a meeting with my boss when he asked me to drive because he had a short night. I asked if he was sure because I hadn’t driven a car in 10 years upon which he replied that it doesn’t matter; it’s an automatic and a Tesla equipped with a billion safety features. After that my mother gave me her car when she got a new one herself and I quickly began to use it regularly.

I grew up in the Netherlands and yep, peer pressure, got my driver's license at 18 as well. I didn't buy my first car until I was 32... No need for one in Amsterdam, just a pita trying to find a parking spot. I got around a lot faster on a bike or public transport.

However before I moved to Amsterdam I lived with my parents in Apeldoorn and frequently drove their car. Most of my early experience came from the A1 over the hoge veluwe. Weekly visits to family further West made me the designated driver for the way back. Night time over the A1 before 'traject controle' was invented. 130 to 150kph while my parents were dozing off.

Driving in the Randstad during the day is a nightmare though, slow traffic all the time. I usually stayed late at the office since it was always gridlock at 5pm. No point sitting in a bus that can't go anywhere.

Rest assured, driving during the day in the Randstad is still a nightmare.

I live near and work in Rotterdam, and while it’s more car-friendly than Amsterdam, due to history, it’s still bad. Even though on paper our cities don’t have that much inhabitants, the size of the built up area compared to the country and the amount of industrial traffic makes it so busy. But yeah, more to the east, like in the Veluwe as you mentioned, would be better. Driving fast like that is over now for some time though, due to some pollution thing the max speed countrywide during the day is now just 100kph. During the night it’s still 130kph.



Yes, I love to drive, I don' like the traffic though, but driving in an open road is awesome. I guess it also helps having a car that you like. Interestingly though, I remember shortly after taking my driving license to be a bit scared/anxious of driving, and wondering if that feeling would ever go away.



It is weird in real life driving does nothing for me but in gaming it is my favorite genre. I drive on average 33 km a day and it is more nuisance than anything else but it beats using public transport I guess? At least in my case.



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I used to love driving a lot, but now I start hating it, too many morons on the road, and too many morons as traffic councillors and ministers of transports to make things even worse, the last imbecillity they devised recently is to allow some road users, like push scooter drivers, to do things that are some of the most serious violation for everybody else, like wrong-way driving.   



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Learned how to drive since I was 16, used to enjoy it, now I find it to be the most annoying part of the day. Too much traffic and too many people driving like shit out there.