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View Poll Results: How Do You Feel About Driving?
I enjoy driving. For me, driving is a pleasurable activity in its own right. 32 56.14%
I don't mind driving, but I'd just as soon let someone else drive or use public transportation. 13 22.81%
I generally dislike driving and do so only when no practical alternative transporation is available. 5 8.77%
I don't drive at all, don't need to, and don't want to. 7 12.28%
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Old September 11 2013, 12:11 AM   #16
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Neither of those options are suitable for me

Sometimes I don't mind driving, other days I do. Now that I'm a driver I prefer to be in control rather than a passanger. And there is no other practical method of transportation where I live. You simply have to drive to get around, Public transport is virtually non-existant and at totally unsuitable times.

So I'll take the fifth option. I have no choice but to drive whether or not I like it.
Public transportation is bad around here, too. We have busses that run during the day, but if you have to get anywhere after 9pm, you're screwed. And they don't run on Sundays at all.
And not before 07:00 or 08:00 either I'm guessing.
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Old September 11 2013, 12:14 AM   #17
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Re: How Do You Feel About Driving?

I don't mind driving. Sometimes, I enjoy it, other times, I don't. I like the freedom of being able to pop out to the shops or a restaurant whenever I feel like it. However, when I have to head into the city, I feel a bit stressed out by the traffic, the reckless drivers, trying to find my way around a place I don't know too well, etc. When I'm driving in the 'burbs or out in the country, I like it. Downtown? Not so much.
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Old September 11 2013, 12:17 AM   #18
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Re: How Do You Feel About Driving?

I drive because I have to drive. I don't always mind it, but dealing with traffic and moronic drivers just takes away any pleasure that's in it. Our public transportation is by appointment only, and it ranges anywhere from $5 to $15 one way.
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Old September 11 2013, 01:10 AM   #19
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I consider many factors as to whether I use a car or not, such as general convenience, distance, tasks to be carried out, excess baggage, weather and current traffic trends, cost of the alternative travel arrangements in terms of money and time, and whether there is going to be a suitable parking space at the end of it all.

That said, I love driving. It's exciting.
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Old September 11 2013, 01:23 AM   #20
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So, I have a dumb question, I've driven my whole adult life so I'm curious how do people without cars buy groceries? I often can't even get the groceries from my car into my house in one trip. How do you do it?
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Old September 11 2013, 01:33 AM   #21
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For environmental reasons, I wish I had access to better public transportation and/or lived within walking distance of more places (one of the things I love about Manhattan is being able to walk almost everywhere). But I've always enjoyed driving.

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Old September 11 2013, 01:37 AM   #22
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So, I have a dumb question, I've driven my whole adult life so I'm curious how do people without cars buy groceries? I often can't even get the groceries from my car into my house in one trip. How do you do it?
I assume they just buy as much as they can carry meaning they have to go to the grocery store several times in the week. Buy what you need for the next day or two then go back.

Heh. That's actually a good question, one that's never occurred to me even after I see people buying cart loads of groceries every day, loading up the car trunk with them. I guess it's just something you really can't do at all if you don't have a car.
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Old September 11 2013, 02:10 AM   #23
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I don't mind driving. Although, if its a big busy area I'd like someone else to do the driving.
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Old September 11 2013, 02:40 AM   #24
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I like to drive, but it depends on the mood. I realized I had to learn to drive because I was getting so frustrated with the bus system we had. I don't mind the train or BART, but taking the bus is awful.
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Old September 11 2013, 02:45 AM   #25
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I like driving more when there are less other drivers on the road.
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Old September 11 2013, 02:47 AM   #26
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I like driving more when there are less other drivers on the road.
Driving at 5:30 in the morning does have it's advantages.
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Old September 11 2013, 02:55 AM   #27
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Re: How Do You Feel About Driving?

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I like to drive, but it depends on the mood. I realized I had to learn to drive because I was getting so frustrated with the bus system we had. I don't mind the train or BART, but taking the bus is awful.
Tell me about it!

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Old September 11 2013, 03:12 AM   #28
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Re: How Do You Feel About Driving?

I've not had a car since 1996 and will never have one again due to vision problems, but I loved to drive. I grew up in a suburban/rural area (17 miles south of St. Louis off I-55), and used to drive the back roads within 30-50 miles. It was a past-time I occasionally indulged in up to end. Unfortunately, the last 4 years of driving were in Phoenix, which is like one giant suburb with no real downtown area in the classic sense. The only challenge was avoiding the other drivers.
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Old September 11 2013, 03:14 AM   #29
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So, I have a dumb question, I've driven my whole adult life so I'm curious how do people without cars buy groceries? I often can't even get the groceries from my car into my house in one trip. How do you do it?
Most of the time I order them online and have the groceries delivered.

If I have actually physically been to my larger supermarket (4 kilometres away) and have a large amount I catch a taxi, if it is only a small shop amount of shopping I catch a bus.

If I go to the smaller, nearer shopping centre (1.25 kilometres away) I walk home with them or else I send my son/s down to buy things.
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Old September 11 2013, 05:39 AM   #30
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I generally enjoy driving, which is good as it accounts for about 40% of my job (I drive a bus for a good portion of my job).
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