Truck drivers law–is this for real?
My brother-in-law, a truck driver, was talking today about a new law that, if passed, would require truck drivers to have 20/20 vision and to not be overweight.
I like to think this is either a very bad joke or an urban legend. Some feel that if passed, it would eliminate about 90 percent of truckers on the road.
Yes, being the right weight is nice, but in that profession, often you eat on the go. You don’t have time for a hot, well-balanced meal, especially when you have a load to deliver and a deadline approaching like the high-beam glare of an oncoming vehicle. And as for the eyesight (my bro-in-law’s around 20/10), what’s the problem if a person wears corrective lenses?
I’ve been told by a few people that you can get a pilot’s license even if you don’t have perfect vision. My late Uncle Gene, who wore very thick glasses, was a licensed pilot.
“Laws” like this seem to come from career politicians who spend far too much time in Washington and not enough time in the real world.
Richard Zowie has several blogs, including a writer’s blog, Christian blog and a satirical blog. He blogs about the Dallas Cowboys exclusively at http://americasteam.info. To comment on this blog posting, post a response below or, for a private response, go to firstname.lastname@example.org.