Drivers license and epilepsy

Posted by Leonard @jakedduck1, Jul 16 4:42pm

I am on cloud nine. DMV’s office of Drivers Safety called me this morning at 8 o’clock. I needed to answer some questions and she said I could drive effective immediately. So I had it towed to the dealership and getting a new battery maybe an alternator, serviced and whatever may be necessary. The suspension stays on your record for three years here in California which increases your insurance rates significantly but when the insurance company ran my license it didn’t show any suspension so my insurance was regular price. I’m not sure if she got rid of the suspension or what. I don’t think it’s fair a suspension should remain on your license for three years when you lost it through no fault of your own which happens in many cases. Granted I was negligent in forgetting to take my medication but if the insurance catches on it seems like a mighty high price to pay to me for an innocent mistake. I asked the lady why they leave suspensions on for three years but she didn’t really have an answer as to why she just said it’s DMV policy. And insurance told me that it was a requirement by the California Department of Insurance which is closed because of the Covid nonsense.
Jake

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Yip, Yip Yahoo!!! I have done a couple of self-imposed 6 month stints and even after that I was happy to get my freedom back. I can only imagine how happy you are.

Three years – the short answer is there is a data table somewhere showing an individual with less than three years of seizure free existence is more likely to have an accident than the same individual is if they have been seizure free for more than three years. The statistics will show the difference is significant when compared to other timeframes.

Happy days are here again…the skies are clear again…Think youtube, 1961 Happy days are here again Mitch Miller and his Gang HD Lyrics. I would give you the link but why take all of the fun out of it for you?

Mxy

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It will change your life just going to the grocery store. You can get a weeks groceries in one visit. I had to go 3 years once, when I had 5 cars. 2 in the garage every time I opened the door and 3 in the street teasing me every time I looked out the windows.

Colorado is 1 year and they only ask, "have you had any seizures in the last year?" I didn't drive 3 years because I knew it was not the thing to do. I took a lot of buses (3 days of groceries in your arms max when nobody was delivering groceries) and $cabs$ when the weather was bad because the nearest bus stop was 2 miles, and I wasn't feeling too well those 3 years, so great fun. That was 15 years ago. The insurance does not ask, and I didn't ask if they could find out if they went looking. My car is 20 years old, good shape but insurance around $40 a month, not full coverage.

My seizures I am very fortunate to get enough of a heads-up with or I wouldn't be driving. Even if on the interstate I can take the next exit or pull over as far as possible on the shoulder, right tires in the grass, and wait. State patrol will stop to talk to you if you're only 12-24" from the white line, because you are considered too close and a hazard for cars drifting too close. I'm also fortunate to not have had state patrol stop to talk to me because I can do cartwheels but not talk coherently enough to have a conversation for about 60-90 seconds.

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Another note if anyone would care to vote R or D or your beliefs on Corona-21 (yes, I believe Corona is real): Traffic deaths 2018 was 36,000 (thirty six thousand) the only decline in totals in history. 50% of the 36k were with an "at-fault" DUI driver. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration puts those totals out. Kinda makes Corona look pretty small. Somebody tell me why that isn't in the NYT, CNN, NBC, CBS… just maybe not popular with auto manufacturers, televised football games, one or 2 beer manufacturers? Somebody tell me what we would have to do to lower that number again? Hint…a) Own a TV station that didn't have to make money. b) stiffer fines for DUI. c) Force auto manufacturers to make cars safer yet. fyi Volvo is making a car, XC90 that did not have a death during 2009 to 2012. There a zillions of that model out there too. They promise zero deaths by 2020. Even if they don't make it, did you hear anywhere on the news about a car model that nobody died in? However they are a bit too expensive for most folks though, like 55-60k.

A bit of a point here is, do epileptics (and everybody else) get good healthcare? If a person is are not effected you wouldn't want to pay taxes for better health care. It doesn't sell beer or cars. Definitely not 2020, but when in history did people take time to burn buildings for better health care?

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It will change your life just going to the grocery store. You can get a weeks groceries in one visit. I had to go 3 years once, when I had 5 cars. 2 in the garage every time I opened the door and 3 in the street teasing me every time I looked out the windows.

Colorado is 1 year and they only ask, "have you had any seizures in the last year?" I didn't drive 3 years because I knew it was not the thing to do. I took a lot of buses (3 days of groceries in your arms max when nobody was delivering groceries) and $cabs$ when the weather was bad because the nearest bus stop was 2 miles, and I wasn't feeling too well those 3 years, so great fun. That was 15 years ago. The insurance does not ask, and I didn't ask if they could find out if they went looking. My car is 20 years old, good shape but insurance around $40 a month, not full coverage.

My seizures I am very fortunate to get enough of a heads-up with or I wouldn't be driving. Even if on the interstate I can take the next exit or pull over as far as possible on the shoulder, right tires in the grass, and wait. State patrol will stop to talk to you if you're only 12-24" from the white line, because you are considered too close and a hazard for cars drifting too close. I'm also fortunate to not have had state patrol stop to talk to me because I can do cartwheels but not talk coherently enough to have a conversation for about 60-90 seconds.

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I don't have to even worry about ever driving a motor vehicle. The law will never let me drive. I have severe peripheral vision deficits, I cannot see right left and front at the same time. An olld neurologist told me the deficits are so bad that I am legally blind.

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I don't have to even worry about ever driving a motor vehicle. The law will never let me drive. I have severe peripheral vision deficits, I cannot see right left and front at the same time. An olld neurologist told me the deficits are so bad that I am legally blind.

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I’m sorry to hear about your vision problems I assume you have a regular ophthalmologist that you checked with to see if they have any updated treatment options. Some researchers believe eye transplants will be available in the next 10 years But I wouldn’t want to chance it at least not so soon. In fact I’m still hesitant of Lasix surgery and that appears to be very successful. I had a tear duct lasered shut and freaked out when I had that done and Had cataract surgery done but as far as I’m concerned eyes & surgery don’t mix.
Who knows what the future may hold, never give up.
Take care,
Jake

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