On May 3, The Sun News, in its Local section, mentioned that “the director of the SC DMV says he won’t take action against” people that have not taken an eye test every “five years at DMV or a private doctor.”
Both the director of the SC DMV and the S.C. lawmakers should feel guiltier about their disregard for human life and property in the state of South Carolina.
Yesterday, while stopped at a traffic light, someone next to me motioned. When I rolled down my window, he said: “Do you know that your brake lights are not working?” I replied: “Thanks for telling me.”
I don’t know how long I had been driving without brake lights. Moving to South Carolina from Virginia, where we have an annual auto safety inspection program, I wondered how many S.C. unsafe vehicles there are on the road with faulty brakes, faulty lights and bald tires. Such drivers endanger not only themselves, but many other drivers, pedestrians and property due to lack of an annual auto safety inspection program. What do the SC DMV director and our lawmakers say to that?
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The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.