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India Allows Deaf People to Drive

In November, 2016, India started researching whether or not it would be safe to issue driver's license to those who are Deaf.


The All India Institute of Medical Sciences believed Deaf people driving would not be dangerous as long as they have good eyesight and are healthy.


India has now granted their first permanent driver's license to a Deaf person, Annapragada Manikanta. Because Manikanta is also a graphic designer, the Road Transport Authority (RTA) has asked him to design a logo to show that a driver is Deaf.


Manikanta designed 8 different logos and RTA has chosen the official symbol to represent a driver who is Deaf. This will be displayed on the front and rear sides of the vehicle.


Did you know, other countries do not let deaf people drive? How can we change that?



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