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Letter: In praise of TransVac

Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

I recently had to use the service offered by TransVac to get around for medical visits.  I can’t say enough positive things about this service.

I sold my car two years ago and TransVac played a major role in my decision to do so. 

Let’s face it, when you are an octogenarian, if you are involved in a fender bender, there will always be skeptics who believe it was your fault whether it was or not. I wished to avoid such a situation.       

Having no wheels means no license plate to purchase. Car insurance is no longer necessary. No more dreaded white-knuckle road test, etc.

In winter, snow-covered streets, ice-encrusted windshields, etc., are no problem. You get door-to-door service. The drivers offer a steadying arm to help you inside.       

Of course a positive note to owning your own car is that it is more convenient to take off when you want to without the need to make a reservation with the Vac.

On the negative side, driving yourself, sometimes there are no empty stalls in the handicap area.

Taking the Vac is not an unpleasant experience at all. I have never encountered rudeness in any of the drivers. They all go out of their way to help in a most friendly and courteous manner.

I often feel like Jessica Tandy in the film “Driving Miss Daisy,” having my own private limousine.If you are not familiar with this wonderful service, try it.  I am sure you’ll like it.

Mil Misic

DeKalb

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