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Hearing impaired will soon be able to get driver's licence

The Union Road Transport Ministry will soon make it possible for the hearing-impaired to get driving licences. 'This is a genuine demand from one segment of society and they must not be deprived of their right,' said Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari while speaking to Times of India.

The vehicles driven by the hearing-impaired will some have some kind of identification such as stickers so that other drivers can be alert. Such stickers will be pasted on the front and rear windscreens.

The demand for a law allowing the hearing-impaired to get a driving licence has been going on for over 10 years across the country. In 2011, the Delhi High Court had for the first time observed that the hearing-impaired can take a driving test and get a driving licence after passing the tests.

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