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Telangana introduces vehicle signs for the hearing impaired


Telangana is the first state in India to introduce a sign to be put on vehicles being driven by those who are hearing impaired.

The sign has been deisgned by graphic designer Manikanta Annapragada from Hyderabad. He is also the first person to get a driving licence in India in the hearing impaired category.

The Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry had earlier granted permission to those who are hearing impaired to get licenses if they pass the driving test. The Telangana transport department finalized the logo designed from eight different designs submitted by Manikanta.

The logo is red, has the sign of those who are hearing impaired and reads – Driver is deaf, please watch out. The logo will be placed four inches high and three inches wide on the rear of two wheelers, and three inches high and two inches wide on the front.

For four wheelers, the logo will be six inches tall and five inches wide in the rear and four inches tall and three inches wide in the front.

It is also compulsory that vehicles have rear view mirrors on both sides. Almost 10 people in Telangana have applied for learner’s license in the hearing impaired category.



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