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Driving And Freedom

Driving And Freedom

For those that do not drive, I'm sure you understand. It's frustrating when I can't go anywhere by myself. Someone always has to drive me. I feel like I've lost some of my freedom.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I haven't driven in 15 years but I'm lucky to enough to live in a city with a good public transit system. And I live in the city which makes things accessible.

edited, originally posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member The self driving cars and the like will be very good, but the could only be great if there is little possibility of malfunctions and accidents (though none is not a reality). The better the quality and rarer the malfunctions and accidents the better it will be.
Of course, there is also the reality that there still will be vehicles driven by other human beings and thus always the risk for accidents --especially when you have the individuals that feel that there need to rapidly be at a place and should be top priority on the roads (even more so than emergency vehicles). Unfortunately, there seems to be more and more of these drivers every year.

The bottom line is that the self driving vehicles will provide an option for those of us who cannot drive and are too far away from where we need to go and no public transportation or easy access to airplanes, boats, etc. to get us to those places that only they can get us to.

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I stopped driving with the help of my wife and therapist 20 years ago. I became afraid that I could kill someone having a seizure and I never would want to kill my wife or another person in another car. My wife gets me around to places in town. My riding the bus in town has given me the independence.

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Nowadays so you Huber andSelf driving cars now EOV’s They drive themselves and you can’t get any better and one epilepsy talk she thought about them about how the new cars are going to be great for people with epilepsy that since you had epilepsy they be great for us because we would not have to worry about actually having a license because the cars could actually drive us and legally we could actually I wanna car and the car could actually make us money as well because then you can put them out as a taxi in the meantime when you’re not using it and that’s how you must haveThat’s how he wants to create a taxi service so he put it out as a taxi service for so many hours and you pay your bill down faster so the taxi service uses it and all that kind of stuff I think it’s interesting that is a possibility to think of in the future yes it would run your miles up but you have to think of the pros and the cons for yourself to with Biden in office it’s not gonna be worth it if Trump is back in office I think it will be a pro because it’s a business at that point for you for you you’re self-employed and it’s your business so you’re right everything just about most of it off and the rest of your some of your house expenses would also be written off 20% off but we have to get Trump out back in office I know I want him back in office our country was better off at that point but that’s my own personal opinion.

posted 7 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I rely heavily on public transportation also.

posted 7 months ago
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