You know what I should require a license?


What a novel idea, huh?

I think there should be some kind of test you have to pass, too…but that’s just me.

What do you think should require a license but doesn’t?

AskReddit users shared their thoughts.

1. Big rigs.

“Driving a class A RV and/or towing a trailer.

I’m a truck driver who drives 74 foot long combination vehicles which require a class A license but people can drive a 45′ RV with an 18′ trailer behind them which could weigh 20-40k lbs with only a class C license and no training.

There are some states that require it for RVs above 26k lbs but the majority do not.”

2. Certain breeds.

“I’m going to take some heat for this, but owning certain breeds of dogs.

I’m not talking about pit bulls, or anyway I don’t know much about them/the controversy around them. And I’m not talking about stigmatizing certain breeds of dogs (like keeping them out of apartment buildings, or airplanes). That’s a different thing and I don’t have a developed opinion on it.

I’m talking about getting a license to own a husky, for example. Or an Australian cattle dog—dogs that were bred for specific hardworking purposes, and become fashionable or look cool, and so people want one for the coolness factor without knowing much about the breed, or how to respect its needs.

That results in a lot of sad, frustrated dogs with clueless or overwhelmed owners, which leads to lots of issues (especially in cities, but anywhere, really). Like frustrated working dogs tearing up apartments, biting other dogs, just generally being uncontrollable.

Kind of like getting a boater’s license or motorcycle license, I think certain breeds of working dogs should require the owner to take a class and receive a level of certification and license to own the breed.

And if they don’t want to, there are lots of other less powerful, more sociable breeds to choose from.”

3. Sounds dangerous.


One time, I was on a lake fishing, and this boat filled with 6-7 people were pulling an inflatable tube tied with a rope to the boat. There was a person on the tube, so just a normal summer activity.

The thing is, there is a rule that so have to be so far away from other boats, and they were really close. It seemed like a lot of them were drunk.

My dad put his hands up in the air and said, “what the hell!” But they couldn’t hear us and one of the people on there thought he was waving to them. That just pi**ed him off more.”

4. Service dogs.

“Having a service dog.

I’m actually quite stunned that there aren’t licences or cards at least, that can show who’s genuine and who isn’t.

Too many people falsely claim to have service dogs, simply because they want to take them in a store.”

5. Interesting.


It is not currently required by law to obtain a Part 107 remote pilot’s license to fly your drone if you are only flying it recreationally; however, recent changes to FAA rules and regulations do require recreational drone pilots to pass a knowledge and safety test called The Recreational UAS Safety Test.

But imo that’s not enough, and also almost noone is checking it, every seller will sell you one.

I’m professional licensed UAV pilot with over 500 flight hours (that’s not that much tbh) and i have seen some s**t. Those things can be dangerous. Everyone can f**k up, I did multiple times but you should be prepared for the risk drones pose.”

6. Sketchy.

“Operating an amusement park/carnival ride.

You’re telling me some 18 year old kid can operate these without a license?”

7. Just might work.

“Any position in legislative government.

If lawyers have to be licensed to practice law, politicians should be licensed to create/amend those same laws.”

8. Would be nice.

“G** ownership, but good luck getting that passed in the USA.

I’m all for allowing people to own a g**, but there should be proper licensing and regulation in place top stop the morons having them.”

9. Parenting.

“It’s horrible to consider living in a world that does this, but, having children.

Filth breeds filth and the cycle continues forever and so much money is pumped into a welfare/social support system that has such a small success rate of getting people out and becoming functional members of society.”

10. Good luck with that.

“Drinking al**hol should because it is very dangerous in excess.

It’s addictive and can make you d**nk which often causes bad things.”

11. Preventing accidents.


Plenty of accidents could be prevented if clueless/ unprepared people wouldn’t be allowed to venture up a mountain with no idea as to what to wear/bring/where to go/orientation, etc”

12. Cycling.

“Riding a bicycle in an urban area.

In my city, cyclists routinely disregard basic traffic laws, and are a hazard both to pedestrians and vehicles, and it’s so common it’s expected.

I know a lot of cycling advocates argue that urban I infrastructure needs to do more to make the road safe and accessible for cyclists, and I agree with them.

They say people who drive cars need to be more mindful of cyclists, and I agree with them. But it’s a two-way street: if cyclists aren’t going to follow basic traffic laws, we need a way to keep them off the road.”

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