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Senator Singer introduces bill to provide relief to drivers with IBD, IBS and Crohn’s Disease

NEW JERSEY – Senator Robert Singer has introduced legislation that would provide relief to drivers who suffer from certain bowel and gastrointestinal disorders.

“People who live with health challenges such as IBD, IBS, and Crohn’s Disease often have the urgent need to use a restroom,” said Singer (R-30). “Providing them quick access to a handicapped spot can prevent embarrassing accidents and help preserve their dignity.”

Singer’s legislation, S-3628, would allow a person diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or Crohn’s Disease to be eligible to receive from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) a person with a disability identification card, a vehicle identification placard, and license plates that display the national wheelchair symbol.

People living with the covered conditions often suffer from the debilitating urgency to use a restroom immediately. In addition, the chronic nature of these conditions can result in certain mobility issues, such as difficulty walking, standing, or traveling for long periods of time.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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