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Old 09-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #31
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New drivers, regardless where they are from, pay higher rates because of the risk.
New immigrants are considered new drivers right ?
What if they have 25 years experience in thier country, say they come from USA ??
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:22 AM   #32
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I moved from NS in 93, I was considered a new driver, with 11 years being licensed. What they want to hear is how long you've been insured, clean and documented.
The insurance companies can adjust there qualifications to ensure the finances.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:33 PM   #33
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serious .... 25 cents is all you can pay in pennies .... lol.. .

nowdays they wont even take them ....
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:13 PM   #34
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I like how anything that has to do with talking about speed limits always brings up Germany. Like it's the greatest place in the world for driving and somehow their drivers are also the best in the world. Like it was invented there or something.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:00 PM   #35
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driver training in germany is much more serious than it is here. the test you have to pass to get a drivers licence in germany is 45 minutes long with a huge failure rate (afaik like 40%).

you actually have to be a good driver to get a license there.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #36
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New drivers, regardless where they are from, pay higher rates because of the risk. They used to crank rates if you were out of province!...
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New immigrants are considered new drivers right ?
What if they have 25 years experience in thier country, say they come from USA ??
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I moved from NS in 93, I was considered a new driver, with 11 years being licensed. What they want to hear is how long you've been insured, clean and documented.
The insurance companies can adjust there qualifications to ensure the finances.
When you are coming to Ontario from out of province (or country) there are 2 different criteria considered: previous licencing and previous insurance.

The MTO will issue a G1, G2, or G based on your previous licencing. The insurance industry only cares about your previous insurance history + what level licence the MTO issues you.

If you are coming from any other province or the USA, with proper documentation (experience letters from prior companies), you generally will get credit for all of your prior insurance experience. Insurance experience from other countries may earn you up to a maximum of a 3* rate.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:37 AM   #37
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driver training in germany is much more serious than it is here. the test you have to pass to get a drivers licence in germany is 45 minutes long with a huge failure rate (afaik like 40%).

you actually have to be a good driver to get a license there.
actually if you know any of the instructors here in ontario they will tell you that they have to fail %30 of the people they do tests with. It doesn't matter who they are but they must fail 30% .. so when you do a test and they don't like you your most likely to fail for something small like "you didnt look in the mirrors enough".

The problem is the people that keep going back to take the test .. I remember seeing an article about an old indian lady that finally got her license after her 108th test. WTF!
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:41 PM   #38
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driver training in germany is much more serious than it is here. the test you have to pass to get a drivers licence in germany is 45 minutes long with a huge failure rate (afaik like 40%).

you actually have to be a good driver to get a license there.
so failure rates is a measuring stick
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #39
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I like how anything that has to do with talking about speed limits always brings up Germany. Like it's the greatest place in the world for driving and somehow their drivers are also the best in the world. Like it was invented there or something.
That's because other countries are doing better.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:14 PM   #40
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People are actually defending the left lane campers in this thread, are you kidding me.

My plate is

"KP RIGHT"

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Hopefully you'll understand the middle finger I give you as I pass you on the right after flashing my highbeams at you and you don't MOVE OVER.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:32 PM   #41
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If you didnt know, the posted speed limit on 400 series highways in Ontario is 100 kph.

Blame the government, not the drivers.

With the amount of braindead new immigrants in the GTA, you will have this happen more often than not until the become accustomed to driving on the shitty 401.
I don't think they are braindead. They just work 3-4 jobs and sleep while they drive. Taxi drivers always sleep while they drive. I have seen it many times. Btw I rented a car in Africa and some very shady parts of the world..... Toronto is the only place where I can see two cars merging in one lane on the 401 at the same time, and speeding away to avoid the crash. They are just too tired to look over for a blind spot.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #42
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People are actually defending the left lane campers in this thread, are you kidding me.

My plate is

"KP RIGHT"

135i.

Hopefully you'll understand the middle finger I give you as I pass you on the right after flashing my highbeams at you and you don't MOVE OVER.
Right lane, supposed to be the slow lane has been the fast lane for a while now.

When you flashed your high beam, they will purposely slow down just to frustrate you more.. just go right and come back in....lol
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:31 PM   #43
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Right lane, supposed to be the slow lane has been the fast lane for a while now.

When you flashed your high beam, they will purposely slow down just to frustrate you more.. just go right and come back in....lol
Yah, I would even tap on the brake pedal to make the brake lights come on as I'm driving to back those high beam suckers off. Or better yet, give them a brake test.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #44
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brake checking people is retarded. you're actually risking that the idiot behind you is a good driver and is paying attention.

when people tailgate me, i get off the gas to the point i'm doing 40. if you're going to run into me, i'd rather you do it slowly.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:42 PM   #45
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Yah, I would even tap on the brake pedal to make the brake lights come on as I'm driving to back those high beam suckers off. Or better yet, give them a brake test.
I never understood this mentality. If someone wants to go by, let them. You don't need to get offended by a horn or a flash. People get stuck on trivial events that occur on the road daily. There is no need to dwell on such a minor encounter.

I have always believed passing on the right is dangerous just due to the fact that the lanes to the right are for slower traffic, but I find myself falling into bad driving habits (such as passing on the right) because there is zero etiquette on the highway. If you are in the left lane you should be going faster than the people on the right.
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