This letter was sent to B.C.’s superintendent of motor vehicles.
Recently, I paid a goodly fee for my family doctor to tell you I am capable of safely driving an automobile. My vision test was more than adequate yet my licence came with a restriction to drive with corrective lenses. This unnecessary restriction is a third occurrence so I decided to do something about it.
The licensing office gave me an eye test. It was outrageously difficult with flashing backgrounds and moving numbers. I got one number of a series wrong. My restriction was removed and I was told the government test is deliberately more difficult and many people making many mistakes fail it.
What kind of medical tyranny is this, that mere government can override a fully qualified experienced medical doctor?
Nancy Leathley, Sechelt