How Many Accidents Before The DMV Revokes Your License? Should This Change?
June 22, 2008 12:44pm CST
I'm not sure how many accidents you must have within what period of time before the DMV either revokes or suspends your license, but I do think this needs some change. Maybe someone else here will know the exact number. One of my friends recently started driving, but she has very bad vision and only one arm to drive with. The one arm thing would be fine, because a ton of people drive with just one hand, myself included. But I don't think people with horrible vision should be allowed to drive. I was shocked when she passed the test. She has since been in a lot of accidents, all within the last year. She has hit a car at school, she hit another car that was driving through the parking lot as she drove in the wrong way, she has hit poles and gone over curbs (of course, those aren't reported), she has hit parked cars. And when I was in the car and obviously she had a very clear view of the car right next to us if only she would turn her head (which she refuses to do because she states her vision is so poor that looking really makes no difference), she would have not smacked into that car. So if you include parked cars, she has been in 5 accidents, all reported I believe. If you count only the accidents with both cars in motion, she has been in 3 accidents, all definitely reported due to the amounts of damage. Three in a year, all undoubtedly her fault, seems like a lot to me. Especially when they are all basically caused by the same thing, her vision (although, if they were caused by carelessness or something else, I would still have to agree that 3 is a lot in a year). So how many more accidents must she have before the DMV takes her license back? Obviously, none of these are a wake up call for her. Do you think this should change? I think we need to keep unsafe drivers off the road. Yes, disabled people should be given a chance to drive, but if they honestly cannot do it, they need to stay off the road.
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23 Jun 08
See, that's kind of what I'm hoping for too... maybe her insurance will just drop her. She never has them fix her car, but of course they have to fix the other car (her car has been fixed before, she just pays for it because she has a rather large inheritance).