Centre does a U-turn. Deaf persons cannot drive!

D.N.I.S. News Network, India:The Centre is consideringslamming the brakes on deaf persons getting behind the wheel by hintingon the preposterous idea that accident rate could go up if hearingimpaired persons were given licenses. Poor traffic etiquette and thecountry’s frightening accident rate seem to be the basis of this biasagainst them. This is a complete U-turn from the government’s initialresponse twomonths back. Then, it had given out affirmative vibes that it was“considering” allowing hearing impaired people in India to drive.

National Association of the Deaf(N.A.D.) had filed a publicinterest petition on this matter in the Delhi High Court. The case isstill underway.

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