Pennsylvania Drivers License Bizarre Rules
Imagine going about your life as normal and you receive a notice from PENNDOT, The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation office that your license must be returned within three days. You can either mail it in, take it to the state police barracks or have the police come to your home to get it. That is what happened to Ed Doe. It started in December of 2012, and he has yet to get his driving privileges restored.
Ed and other people have had this happen to them in the state of Pennsylvania for various types of reasons. Usually these reasons have something to do with them having been injured and hospitalized for some reason. It can also happen because someone else finds that they don’t like that person driving, and they can report them to a doctor to have their license taken away. In Pennsylvania, it is very easy to have your license removed, and it is almost next to impossible to get it back. The whole process is deemed to be impossible to find out answers to and to fulfill the requirements that PENNDOT requires are completed in order to have the license reinstated.
Losing a license can happen for various reasons. The main reason is because of accidents of for Driving Under The Influence, however, people can lose their license for other reasons too, and Ed’s situation falls under a vague and difficult reason. There is no way to find out why he lost his license. The only thing that PENNDOT will say is that a doctor issued it. However, none of the doctors that Ed goes to on a regular basis had anything to do with the loss of his license, in fact, they are very surprised that he lost it in the first place.
Three months have gone by since he lost his license, and Ed has been without means to get around because he doesn’t live on a bus line. The frustration level at times is unbelievable. He requires someone to take him to the store, get his medications and various other errands that need to take place.
A lawyer has been retained for a more swift reinstatement of his driving privileges, (which he in no way abused). Ed had no trouble with the law, no accidents and no DUI stops.) The lawyer is at a standstill with the progress that is able to take place when dealing with PENNDOT. Ed’s doctors have no idea why the removal of his license was instituted in the first place.
Imagine if it happened to you? One day, you are without your license because someone just doesn’t think you have the right to drive anymore. Through no fault of your own, you could be on the receiving end of a total disruption of your life. Take heed in Pittsburgh or the surrounding areas, because PENNDOT owns you without the ability to fight back. They decide what happens to your life, and it is not an enjoyable or livable situation.
For other information, Ed’s registration, inspection, emissions and car insurance are all paid and have been. He has everything that he needs to drive, except they took away his right to drive without a proper reason. Stay tuned for what transpires on his progress to reinstate his driving privileges that shouldn’t have been taken away in the first place. Please see http://www.justdrivepa.org/resources/Concerned-About-Someone-s-Driving.pdf for information about who can get YOUR license revoked in the state of PA…you will be surprised.