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Should Seizures Lead To License Loss?

A Berry Picker writes of that crash at 15th & Harrison Thursday: "Being as the guy who crashed the Runge truck had a seizure which caused the garage crash, I think we should bring up the subject of current Idaho law on the matter. Idaho is one of the few states that doesn't automatically pull your license for six months if you have a seizure. I personally know someone who has been back on the road within days of a grand mal seizure (didn't occur while driving). His excuse: he didn't take his medication because of stress.  But of course THAT won't happen again!!!!"

Question: Should Idaho pull the driver's licenses of individuals who suffer major seizures?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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