THE DEAF AS CAR DRIVERS

DER GEHOERLOSE ALS KRAFTFAHRER

It is suggested that hearing plays a secondary role in road traffic and that deafness should in no way be the cause of refusing a driving licence. Reference is made to the following: the law does not forbid the use of car radios during driving; traffic lights are nowadays a more important media for the driver's understanding; drawbacks arising because of deafness are not more frequent than those arising in the case of people with normal hearing; the behaviour of other road users supplies additional means of orientating; the deaf develop a whole range of compensatory abilities (greater care and concentration; greater susceptibility to vibrations); consideration should be given to habituation to the affliction. The reports of driving instructors also confirm that deafness does not pose a problem. /TRRL/

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    Zeitschrift fuer Verkahrsproh & Verkehrssicherheit

    Grlobus Verlagsanstalf Ellerstr
    Duessldorf,   Germany 
  • Publication Date: 1977

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 13-4
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM