Are deaf people allowed to drive cars?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Deaf people focus on driving by using their eyes. They are cautious drivers totally aware of their outside surroundings, keeping their hands on the wheel at all times and do not sign to passengers in the car. Their eyes are constantly moving, taking in the areas in the front, back and sides of their car.
They use their car mirrors to give them a clear panoramic view of other cars and pedestrians on either side or in the rear of them. They slow down when they see cars in front with blinking stop lights and stop when they see cars in front of them stopped. They drive with extreme caution and awareness........
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Of course... why wouldn't they be? The eyes are more important then the ears (in fact, you hardly ever use your ears while driving), and studies show that deaf drivers are just as good as hearing drivers.
Some countries still don't allow it, which is both ignorant and unfortunate.
- Timbo is hereLv 71 decade ago
Yes - there is no part of driving that requires hearing though they might find the test difficult or impossible if taken whilst deaf If a person becomes deaf whilst holding a licence then no problem
- Anonymous1 decade ago
yes, they are allowed. deaf people are thought to be slightly better drivers in some cases as they are more observant in general. statistically, deaf drivers have fewer accidents than hearing ones.Source(s): personal experience/ knowledge
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- knownoutLv 71 decade ago
yes hearing is not a requirement ,,, only sight is I know a lady ,, deaf and dumb since birth ,, very intelligent though ,, who holds a full licence and drives a lot .
- 3 years ago
definite, there is no longer something you will desire to take heed to whilst utilizing. nicely your meant to play a CD whilst utilizing by way of fact the wires and the earphones can mess you up and the iPod is distracting.
- WelshLadLv 71 decade ago
They are, but can't hear sirens or a horn warning them of an obstruction etc, but they have to more observant which is safer.
- Mac AnicLv 51 decade ago
Yes, but they must have their radio turned off.
I really wish they would make it illegal for stupid people to drive.
- Daniel BLv 51 decade ago
- 1 decade ago
Yes but not if they are blind as well.