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Posted: October 01 2018 at 7:52pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

Wednesday I got a letter from the Alabama DOT saying I
needed to take some forms that they sent me to the doctor
to fill out, due to me having epilepsy and a heart attack
sometime back. Thursday I promptly took them to my
physician for him to fill them out. Thursday afternoon I
got a call saying that he didn't fill those out and I
needed to take them to an Acute Care office, and they had
two doctors that would see me.
Acute Care? That's for sudden illnesses and where people
go if their regular doctor is closed. Friday I went back
and collected the papers and took them to the other
office. When they asked what was wrong with me I said that
nothing was wrong, I'm just following the directions of
the doctors office.

They looked at me like I had three heads and asked if I
knew where I was, in a place for accidents and such. I
explained that I was following the instructions give to me
by the doctor. They handed me my papers back and told me
that they just did emergency care, and my doctor's office
closed in 15 minutes. I had been suspicious from the
start, but I had papers that were threatening to suspend
my license so I was trying to comply.

Today, after breakfast and a cup of coffee, I gathered my
papers and headed back to my primary care doctor. By this
time the receptionist knew me by name, and I told her of
the circus. She contacted my Dr.'s head nurse,we had a
discussion, and she looked at the papers, and took them to
the back. Finally they set me up an appointment for today
with the P.A. I said thanks, and sat down and waited. I
really didn't have anything else to do and found an
American Rifleman magazine to read, so I was set. Two
hours later I was called in. The session didn't last too
long. When the P.A. asked what I was driving I looked at
her kinda funny and said a 2013 Toyota RAV 4.... Prior to
this revelation they had thought that I was applying for a
CDL. They had misread the papers....

To my knowledge I will get my license without a problem
when it comes due.... But gracious, what a runaround!!   

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Posted: October 02 2018 at 2:18am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Gotta love bureaucracy. Glad it worked out OK, hey at least you got to catch up on the American Rifleman, it's the only gun mag I bother with anymore.

"The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage."
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Tom W.
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Posted: October 09 2018 at 7:39pm | IP Logged Quote Tom W.

I got the letter back from DMV. They said I'm good to go
for another year and to have another check-up then... I'm

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Posted: October 11 2018 at 4:01pm | IP Logged Quote M700


Drive safely!
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Posted: October 11 2018 at 4:27pm | IP Logged Quote USA Joe

This getting old is not for the weak Golden years my A**!
After 12 yrs here now Down size      Sad ole Joe

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Posted: October 12 2018 at 7:53pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Well, sometimes everyone gets it wrong. My wife got her drivers licenses renewed this year. They checked out in the Tahoe for steering and reaction, passed at over 80 years old.
She met her girl friend to eat lunch and was driving the 2004 325i BMW I fixed up for her. When she came home the right bumper and fender were damaged....
When I asked her what happened, she said that she hit another car's bumper pulling out of the parking space...
Have an estimate of $1,800 to fix it....
Don't think she should be driving anymore....
This is a tough one.

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USN MCPO Ret. 1960-1992
Si vis pacem, Para Bellum!
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