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  • 1 - Professional Any Vehicle

    24 16.90%
  • 2 - Professional Bus

    6 4.23%
  • 3 - 3+ Axle

    7 4.93%
  • 4 - Professional Taxi, Ambulance, etc

    4 2.82%
  • 5 - Standard Pion License

    99 69.72%
  • 7 - Learner's

    1 0.70%
  • None

    1 0.70%
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    Default What class license do you have?

    So with TappCar in service, Uber coming in, as well as Ride Please coming soon (the ride share version of keys please), and Calgary's "safe" regulations requiring professional licensure I figured this poll is appropriate.

    What amount of the population realistically has more than a 5?
    (I've excluded 6's for simplicity)

    I figured our poll should be a little skewed since this is an enthusiasts forum... If you have more than a 5, care to post why?

    (added brief descriptions for non-Alberta licenses to pick equivalencies)
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    Why are sub-atomic particles driving anyone around?

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    My work needed a Class 3, not really, more of a political reason but requirements are requirements, so I got my class 2 which includes class 3,4,5 and bus. It was cheaper to get the class 2 than it is to get a class 3 at the time. Even got the Airbrakes endorsement as well.

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    Originally posted by Wakalimasu
    My work needed a Class 3, not really, more of a political reason but requirements are requirements, so I got my class 2 which includes class 3,4,5 and bus. It was cheaper to get the class 2 than it is to get a class 3 at the time. Even got the Airbrakes endorsement as well.
    Was reading up on Ride Please and they said you need 1, 2, or 4.
    Apparently if you have a 3, you can only drive class 4 vehicles without passengers, whereas 1 and 2 have the professional designation.

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    Originally posted by jwslam

    Was reading up on Ride Please and they said you need 1, 2, or 4.
    Apparently if you have a 3, you can only drive class 4 vehicles without passengers, whereas 1 and 2 have the professional designation.

    Yup. I need a physical every time I renew if i want to keep my class 2.

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    I used to have my class 1 when i was a youngster. When I stopped hauling, I didn't bother with renewing my medical, so it got downgraded to a class 3 with my air endorsement.
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    Class 2 as I work part time driving shuttle (calgary transit)

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    GDL 4 LYFE

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    + 1 on GDL for life. Fuck the stupid upgrade tax.

    I figure they will change the program one day and I'll get grandfathered in for free.
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    Originally posted by killramos
    + 1 on GDL for life. Fuck the stupid upgrade tax.

    I figure they will change the program one day and I'll get grandfathered in for free.

    Already 10+ years of practice under my belt

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    Class 2 with air brake..needed it for work back in the day when I was still deciding what to do with my life

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    Man aren't you GDL guys worried about having 1 beer and losing the car for a week?

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    Doesn't GDL restrict you driving at night or carrying over a certain number of passengers? Also isn't it a zero tolerance alcohol policy??

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    Guess I should have added an option for GDL lifer's...

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    Originally posted by Feruk
    Doesn't GDL restrict you driving at night or carrying over a certain number of passengers? Also isn't it a zero tolerance alcohol policy??
    Just the alcohol part. "Driving at night" is a class 7 restriction, and the passenger limit is "No more passengers than seatbelts"

    Personally I don't drink and drive, period.

    Not compelling reasons to drop a couple hundred bucks and waste an hour of my time.

    If I ever had a real reason to reclass it would be one thing, but as far as I can tell its spending 200 bucks on literally nothing.

    Originally posted by lasimmon
    Man aren't you GDL guys worried about having 1 beer and losing the car for a week?
    That's what friends and cabs are for. Personally i have always found the concept to be a slippery slope ( with alcohol being the lubricant)
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    Only reason I had my GDL taken off was work required me to. Had it for 6 years. But just standard class 56 here.

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    I also got mine off when work said you can't drive company vehicles with a GDL.

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    Originally posted by Feruk
    Doesn't GDL restrict you driving at night or carrying over a certain number of passengers? Also isn't it a zero tolerance alcohol policy??
    I've had more than 1 interaction where a cop has known that i have consumed alcohol and have GDL. So, no, I guess I am not worried.
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    No love for the 56?

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    Originally posted by jacky4566
    No love for the 56?
    Then I have to entertain the 6 only's, the 16, 26, 36, and 46...

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