Driver’s License

April 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

The last time I went to renew my driver’s license was one year ago. My license had expired while I was bedridden for several months in the hospital so I had to pass the written test.

I really thought the BMV was going to give me a hard time about renewing my license because I was still using a walker at that time. This was just two months after being diagnosed with CIPD and I had just completed my inpatient rehab stint a few weeks prior.

Much to my surprise, the Indiana BMV didn’t even ask why I was using a walker – not one single question about what had happened to me. Nada.

I was SHOCKED. That was a HUGE load of my shoulders, but I can’t imagine that is the norm across the US.

Maybe I just got lucky because someone didn’t really care. But it’s also a scary thought because you don’t know how many unsafe drivers they are allowing to get their license.

I probably wouldn’t count on other states being this lax.