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Volume 7 Issue 1 - January 01, 2010

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

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: The Centre is considering slamming the brakes on deaf persons getting behind the wheel by hinting on the preposterous idea that accident rate could go up if hearing impaired persons were given licenses. Poor traffic etiquette and the country’s frightening accident rate seem to be the basis of this bias against them.

This is a complete U-turn from the government’s initial response two months 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 public interest petition on this matter in the Delhi High Court. The case is still underway.

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