DMV — impossible driving test expectations
My mom went to DMV today to get a Ca driver's license. She had problems from the beginning. She was unable to pass the vision test the first time due to allergies. She was told to go to the optometrist to see if the doctor felt it was unsafe for her to drive. The doctor filled out the form and explained her situation and informed the DMV that her distance vision is not affected, just her vision acuity. When she returned to the DMV, they decided to disregard the doctor's notice and make her take a driving test. At the end of the driving test, the lady informed her that she just barely passed. She was marked down for her car not running smoothly enough over a bumpy road, saying she did not have control of her car. She was marked down for swerving to avoid a piece of lumber in the middle of the road. She was marked down for braking too often during the bumpy road. She was marked down for stopping in the middle of the intersection to avoid being hit by a speeding car. Then she informed her that her license will be good for only one year unless she gets eye surgery. Since when is a person required to have eye surgery in order to drive? All the things that she was marked down for had nothing to do with her vision. Doesn't she have the right to choose as to whether or not she gets eye surgery? Since she passed the drive test, she should be allotted the regular license with the regular renewal time limits. She is not that old and should not be treated so poorly. She said she felt like a criminal by the time she left!