PUBLISHED: 9/19/2012 10:07 PM |  Print |   E-mail | Viewed: times

TalkBack: Epilepsy, dogs in car and government help




Epilepsy

Thank you for the response on epileptic drivers. I kind of thought that was the case. I know somebody who has seizures and is taking medication but won't believe me when I tell him he's having seizures. I don't know what to do. He goes to the doctor but I guess he doesn't tell the doctor everything.

The TalkBack stating you cannot drive in South Carolina for six months is incorrect. The S.C. DMV evaluates each case individually based on reports from your doctor. The initial suspension of privileges is generally six months, but you are to report if you've had a seizure in the past 12 months, and the DMV may continue to re-evaluate you after that.

Competition

Our newspapers are failing to provide current, useful information. Most newspapers report old news. Somehow, they have to find out a way to compete with computers, radios, TV and everything else and get more useful information to the public.

Be respectful

I'd like to speak to the young woman who was driving a white Honda and drove past us as our funeral procession was driving up Whiskey Road. It is customary and respectful in the South to let the funeral procession proceed without roaring past it to get to wherever you're going in such a hurry. Please be more respectful in the future.

Traffic rules

How come most drivers don't know what a stop line is at a traffic light or a stop sign? Or, what a double yellow line means? What happened to stop on red before a right turn? How about that?

Leaves dogs at home

If you have to go shopping, leave your dogs at home and not in your car. Even when you have the windows rolled half-way down somebody can take them, stick their hand in the car, get bitten and you will get sued. It's still too hot to leave your dogs in a car. I know you love them, but if you want to go shopping, leave your dogs at home.

Government help

I have owned a small business in Aiken for more than 30 years. I did it all myself. Of course, I was born in a country where the government guarantees my rights as a woman. I also had a good education at publicly-funded schools. To research my business and stay current, I use the government-funded public libraries. My customers reach me on a government-built road, as do my materials. People feel safe to come to my business because of our fine public safety officers, also supported by the government. I can mail advertising information, use my cell phone and advertise on the Internet all because we have a superb information network made possible by a stable government. If you think you built your business without help from the government, try building one in Somalia.


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