On the other hand look at pilot licensing at least in the U.S.. You spend THOUSANDS on training for a regulated minimum number of hours, pay to take your written test, pay to take your oral and practical exam, get a physical every few years (dependent on age and class of license) and pay an instructor every two years for a flight review. Then mostly fly in a sky where collision with another aircraft (or anything) is pretty minimal except for in congested airspace and near airports.
Get a driver's license? Show up, pay your fee, take a short written test, take a short driving test (sometimes in a parking lot), then take an eye test (maybe) to renew your license every 4-10 years. As it is, I can renew my driver's license online with a debit or credit card and nothing more.
In Arizona, your driver's license expires on your 65th birthday (mine expires in Oct) no matter what age you are when you first get it. My kids say they sometimes get grief when they show their license, like to the TSA outside of AZ, and the person sees that it expires in 40 years or so. You do have to go in every 12 years (IIRC) to get a new picture and I think you have to take an eye test then too. The eye test is pretty ridiculous too...something like 20/70 in one eye. Kind of a joke, really.
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Chris.......thanks for the excellent comparo!!!!!!
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