Can a person legally drive if they had surgery and cant move her neck?

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Can a person legally drive if they had surgery and cant move her neck?

Saw my ex-wife yesterday and she was
covering up a brace. I spoke my kids and they
said she had surgery on her back and has a
brace that goes up to her neck. She cant move
it. She is driving my kids around. In the state of
NJ is this illegal.

Asked on January 4, 2019 under General Practice, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it is legal, in that if someone has a valid license, can see, and can operate their vehicle, they are allowed to drive. Obviously, if she in an accident and her condition contributes to the accident, she would be liable for any injuries or damage--which would be cold comfort to those harmed by her. What she is doing is stupid, but legal.


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