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Unread 02-22-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default Got license renewed, they asked if I had mental illness?

Why was I asked this?
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Unread 02-22-2014, 04:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Got license renewed, they asked if I had mental illness?

Not sure, that sounds unusual....never heard of being asked that for getting a license renewed.
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Unread 02-22-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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I don't know but I find it ironic. Here in Tx you are usually entitled to at least 4 DWI/DUI convictions before you need to worry about facing any serious consequences
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Default Re: Got license renewed, they asked if I had mental illness?

That is very weird, I've never been asked that. I don't Remember them ever asking me anything other than is this still your address?
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this was in louisiana
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Default Re: Got license renewed, they asked if I had mental illness?

I live in Louisiana and I've never heard that before...
But my boyfriend said it's just part of a questionnaire they have to ask and they change it every year.
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Default Re: Got license renewed, they asked if I had mental illness?

I've been asked that a few times before when I was getting car and bike licenses but I always say no.

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I had my license taken away (due to a newly diagnosed seizure disorder) in Ca, when I was 26 years old. A few years later, I had to apply to have the license reinstated. I was also asked if I had diabetes, mental illness, or some other condition in which I may lose consciousness.

There are mental illnesses in which consciousness is lost or significantly impaired, and I believe that's what they're asking for. I don't KNOW that, of course, just a guess though.
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Default Re: Got license renewed, they asked if I had mental illness?

In Texas that is one of the standard questions on the renewal form. I just answered no because it doesn't in any way affect my driving.
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None of their business as long as you are safe to drive.
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