Are deaf people allowed to drive cars?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes.....

    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........

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  • Anonymous
    1 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.

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  • 1 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

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  • Anonymous
    1 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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  • 1 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 .

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  • 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.

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  • 1 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.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, but they must have their radio turned off.

    I really wish they would make it illegal for stupid people to drive.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes but not if they are blind as well.

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