The other thing is that a seizure is kind of a 'hidden' problem - non-medical people can't tell just from looking at someone how serious the situation is. If someone cuts their hand, it's a lot easier to assess...is the bleeding controlled by holding a towel over the cut? Then they can probably ride to the hospital in a private car. Same for trips and falls, sprains, even broken bones - it's a lot easier to tell what's going on. Someone who's lost conciousness is a cipher; the bystanders don't know if it's hypoglycemia, epilepsy, a stroke, a heart attack, or any one of a number of things. I would prefer that bystanders err on the side of caution if I suddenly lost conciousness; I'd be pretty irritated if 911 wasn't called because 'we thought it would be too expensive'. Well, the delay in medical treatment can make the situation worse, and result in a hospital stay rather than an on site check by the EMTs or a trip to the ER.