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Posted by Mary M on Monday, February 18th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: Local doctors posted by Al on Monday, February 18th 2019:

I think doctors stopped requesting those MD plates sometime after the 60's or 70's due to increased crime rate resulting from the growing drug problem. They were open to being attacked by such thugs in the hope of finding drugs in the car. I recall hearing something of that sort a long time ago; made sense to me at the time. No point in inviting a robbery and assault, right ?

They also stopped making house calls in that time period too so the MD plates were not needed. I also had heard that they did not want the identifying plates any longer because they did not wish to be involuntarily involved in accidents on the road, where they might become liable to legal suits in the future for some alleged fault. It freed them from the obligation to stop and help where, when and as needed. Who can blame them in today's litigious society !

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