A little more equity for the 18-21 set

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The DC council has passed act 18-445 unanimously, removing the absolute restriction that a commercial driver’s license holder must be aged 21. There’s still some limitations that seem a little arbitrary; that license won’t allow the driver to command a school bus or any vehicle with more than 15 passengers, hazardous material, or weighing more than 26,001 pounds. If we view these things as so important that they require more competence and maturity then maybe they should be tied to experience and how long the license has been held, not an absolute age.

However it’s a good start on making equitable a process that already tests for knowledge and competency. Good on the council and the mayor for allowing folks old enough to die for their country to have equal opportunity to earn a living.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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