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Woman turns upper level of South Shore Plaza into a drive-thru
By adamg on Thu, 08/18/2022 - 3:11pm
NBC Boston reports a woman managed to drive from the South Shore Plaza parking garage across what is normally a pedestrian bridge onto the mall's second level.
Police moved immediately to revoke her license.
Our South Shore Plaza store is so awesome, people forget to park their cars outside!! (credit to wildcat from our Squishcord server!) pic.twitter.com/yWpYPTr77w
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How considerate of them
Now make it so that doctors can immediately revoke licenses (as happens in many states) and we might get somewhere.
This is a prime example of why all drivers should be required to present a form that they have had a recent physical at renewal.
Doctors can revoke licenses?
Can mechanics seize cars that fail inspection? Can accountants sentence people for tax fraud? This is unconstitutional as all hell; due process of law, and all that. That doesn't mean that it's not happening, since the Constitution is routinely ignored by even its most vapid worshippers, when they find it inconvenient, but anyone who values the rule of law should find this an appalling idea.
guarantees you the right to drive?
Calm down, the both of you
The idea is that doctors would be mandated reporters when they find that their patients have issues that could preclude them from driving. At the end of the day, the Registry would be the ones to revoke the license based on the concerns of the doctor. That is, assuming that those reports are not buried where other license revocations reports.
this is kind of the case in some places
In some states at least, physicians can't just take your license away but they can notify the RMV that you may not be fit to drive. Then it's the RMV's decision what to do about it (re-test, revoke, nothing). That gives "due process" I guess, and it's also helpful for the physician to not be the one taking away mobility from someone they've maybe been seeing for years, and who might view it as a terrible breach of trust.
It's not a mandatory reporting situation though.
(source: relative who's a physician, not in Mass)
I suggest that you look up case law on the subject.
SCOTUS has repeatedly ruled that there is no right to operate a motor vehicle.
Some states do have mandatory reporting laws for physicians.
It is indeed "constitutional as all hell". Public safety should demand that it happens more often.
I didn't notice that there had been any further discussion of this. I will respond anyway, though my response will probably go unnoticed.
Neither of your points have any relevance to the subject. You said that doctors could revoke licenses; reporting is not revoking. I said that giving doctors such authority would violate the due process cause of the Constitution; that does not imply a constitutional right to drive, only that a license to drive constitutes "property" in the sense of the 5th and 14th amendments, and thus that one cannot be deprived of it without due process of law. This was granted in the decision Mackey vs. Montrym, which decided that it was allowable for the State of Massachusetts to revoke the driver's license of a person who refuses a breathalyzer test. It stated that "Suspension of a driver's license for statutorily defined cause implicates a property interest protected by the Due Process Clause." It then went on to give several reasons why the State's actions in the case were acceptable in spite of that protection. None these are in any way applicable to the State delegating the right to revoke licenses to private citizens.
What a damn idiot!! To be THAT dense and/or unaware, I'm glad it's a revocation rather than just a suspension.
Now I really want an Orange Julius!
I can't remember the last time I was in a no-kidding "mall".
Sweet syrup, standing in line
I can't avoid getting this song in my head when I see, hear or think of Orange Julius.
The SSP never had an Orange Julius.
I am 99% sure of it. Had Brigham's, Benson's but food options were limited there.
Hanover Mall did. I Never indulged.
I don't remember one there either
I think the comment above was just reminded of them because of the mall topic, the Orange Julius topic then reminded me of the song. So we're well off on a tangent from the South Shore Plaza (which is not the South Shore Mall because for fifteen years after it opened in 1961 it was an open air pedestrian plaza).
Start suspending the licenses of drivers who kill and maim people.
Are they sure the mall didn't have headphones?
yeah, lots of space in this mall
the new oldsmobiles are in early this year