could you leave your car for one week and travel on a different way?

Netherlands
January 21, 2007 7:09am CST
i mean i don't know what do to without my car! i've two kids, so when i go shopping i use my car! in summer i go walking, i leave the car at home, but in winter i need it more! go to work, visit friends and family! would you travel by bus, train ,subway, bike? i could take the bus and bike if i want to. if the goverment says, don't use the car for only one week, can you? how?
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Since I live out in the country, my vehicle which is a van is a necessary thing. We can be quite stranded if we don't have our transportatio. We do have a stop gap we could take advantage of though. It is a public van that you call and arrange for pick up and return. There is a fee of about 3 dollars so it is a good thing overall. I much prefer to have my wheels. I would earn no money on my outside job if we were ordered not to drive! We live 8 miles out of town!
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• United States
21 Feb 07
People in this discussion maybe thinking that they must have their wheels, but what if you had epilepsy and and no choice. The state says you cannot drive unless you are free of seizures for a number of years. If all people could not drive for 6 months, why, you would think there was a blackout. For some, it would be like giving up cigs.
• Netherlands
21 Feb 07
so true, but i guess that's just the way it is! yuo miss something when it's gone!
• United States
25 Feb 07
I could not live without my car. I have 2 children, in different schools, and am pregnant with my 3rd child and my doctor is nearly 20 miles a way for my OB care. I live in a very small town and often times have to travel out of town to do shopping for groceries, household items, etc. It would be completely imparcatical for me to be without a car.
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• Netherlands
25 Feb 07
i think you are right! a bike wouldn't be an option! i live in a small country so if i realy would i could take the bus or bike. but right now i still use my car.
@plifertw (12)
• Italy
27 Jan 07
When I work i absolutelly need my car. Every day I have to go out of my city and without the car I can't; there aren't public services. But during my vacation I like leave the car at home. Finally if the goverment paid me for stay at home or have a very long vacation I can, and I'll like, don't use my car and I'll sell it ;-)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Yes indeed, I have many times over the years and still do to this day. It definitely makes you appreciate the things you take for granted. ‹(°¿°)›
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
21 Jan 07
if i had to then i guess i would find a way, but i live in the country so it would definately be very hard.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 07
No I would not as they are not reliable and also think of what you are exposing the Kids and yourself to I know what the Goverment is saying but they don't seem to realise what damage it is causing I will never leave my Car unless I really have to and that is only if I can't drive anymore which I hope will never happen I am in control and I am not exposed to anything
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