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Old 11-19-2007, 06:38 PM
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Say you became medically disqualified to be a driver. All of your doctors say you are now safe to go back to driving. The DOT law is very old and does not take into consideration the current treatments that are proven effective. The Dot will not grant a waiver dew to the law. You still have a truck payment to make and you love your job. It is easy to go to a new doctor and get a health card by not telling him. Would you do this to remain a driver? Would you do this just until the truck was paid off?
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:15 PM
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first off, what was the medical problem?
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:11 PM
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Well their are several medical conditions you can develop and treat but the DOT will not let you drive. If you loose hearing and say you are a decibel or two lower than the standard. Arthritis, you have it but it is treated. You had a seizure but you are on medication that prevents them. Your blood pressure was higher than the maximum aloud but you take medication and it is just a point or two higher than what is aloud. All of your doctors, your family Dr., your specialist, say you are successively treated and are now safe.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:39 PM
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I'm not asking about other things, I'm asking about what your medical problem is. If we know what it is, then someone here might be able to offer some help. With out the info we cant do nothing.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:39 PM
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You had a seizure but you are on medication that prevents them.



Ask yourself this.......would you want YOUR family out on the road with someone who "might" have a seizure?

I wouldn't, the DOT has rules for a reason, just keep in mind whatever YOU decide, be ready to live with the consequences, you could kill or seriously injure yourself or an innocent bystander.

Think of how you would feel if the shoe was on the other foot.

And one more thing.........if it was a family member of MINE, there would be NO PLACE for the guilty party to hide.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:46 PM
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I don't think it's as simple as just going to a different doctor as if you'd never had a problem in the first place. There should be a record with the DOT if you were medically disqualified.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:17 PM
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Take it from someone WITH EPILEPSY AND ON THE BEST MEDS THERE ARE. I still have a seizure at least one time every six months and there is no way I would drive a CLASS 8 RIG RIGHT now until I meet the current regs. So do what I am doing find a good nureologist have the surgey that removes the spot causing the seizures get off the meds wait the proper time and then and ONLY THEN get back on the road.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:47 PM
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say you go to a new doctor and don't disclose the medical problem and are cleared to drive, and one day your heading down the road happy as can be because you are back doing the job you love, and all of a sudden the medical problem you thought was under control, isn't anymore and you run over someone and take the life of a mother, father, husband, wife, or God forbid an entire family. now not only do you have to live with that for the rest of your life you will also be sued for everything you own now and in the future. so you tell me if its worth lying to a doctor about. :roll:
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:39 AM
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I just for kicks called the DOT to see what my SS shows in the system for my Medical Status. Right now it shows a PEREMENT HOLD until all DOT regs are met. With modern computers and state linked up it is not worth it even risking it.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:37 AM
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Would you do this to remain a driver? Would you do this just until the truck was paid off?
No and NO. I am sorry to hear of your condition, but the right thing to do is the right thing to do. No matter what the loan balance is.
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