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    How to get two wheeler driving licence for hearing impaired ?

    How to get two wheeler driving licence for people having hearing impaired?

    One of my friend is hearing impaired, usage of two wheeler is almost imminent as he is used to visit customers at various places wherein in Bangalore using two wheeler is essential to cover the time frame.

    He is using hearing aid can interact with customers but the problem is procuring licence for his two wheeler without which he cannot ride the vehicle.

    It is heard procedure to procure two wheeler driving licence is completely different from other way of getting the driving licence.

    When it is searched on the net the system of procuring two wheeler licence for hearing impaired is very cumbersome.

    It is highly obliged if any learned member enlighten me with simple procedure to procure two wheeler licence for hearing impaired.
  • #137355
    As of now, Indian Motor Vehicle act does not permit granting driving licenses to the hearing impaired.

    However, the government is mulling the idea to enact a law to make it possible for the hearing impaired to get driving licenses. They will need to pass a couple of tests for the purpose. The Government is also considering to have a Identification sign on the vehicles driven by such people, something like L sign we see on the vehicles driven by those driving under a learner's license.

    The decision is in tune with the recent judgement by Delhi High court that the persons who are hearing impaired can get driving license provided they fulfil all the other requirements and pass the requisite tests. The judgement had come in 2011 after the court heard the PIL filed by National Association of the Deaf.

    However, as the laws stand today, a hearing impaired person is not eligible for a driving license. Your friend may need to wait till the government and the transport ministry formulates the policy and enacts a law for the purpose.

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  • #137356
    According to the existing provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act and Rules a deaf person cannot obtain a driving licence on the presumption that deaf persons would be a danger to the public.
    However, the Delhi High Court had ruled in the year 2011 while hearing a Public Interest Petition filed by the National Association of the Deaf that there is no evidence anywhere in the world to show that deaf persons would be, per se, a danger to the public.
    In most countries, including the whole of Europe and America a deaf people are permitted to drive after taking a test. In such cases their vehicles are required to be fitted with extra large side view mirrors and with a sign at the back of the vehicle indicating that the driver was deaf and light signals only are to be used.
    Recently there was a news that the road transport ministry is considering to incorporate provisions including some sort of 'prominent identification' of vehicles driven by such persons.

    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #137388
    As per the Motor Vehicles Act and Rules there is no provision for the deaf person to drive. The reason being traffic rules requires a person to listen to the sound and signs. So in such case the deaf person has to make use of private or the public service transportation. There is going to be new rules coming soon for the disabled for the motor vehicles. So this may in future will be addressed.

  • #137423
    So far there has not been any provision for issuing a driving licence to the deaf persons. There was some head way in this regard in 2011 in making a rule to be included the persons under this category. Let us hope the new rule to be introduce soon so as to benifit this minor section of the disabled people.
    In order to differentiate these people, some provisions are to be made in their vechiles to identify the drivers deficient in hearing and in that way, they can alert others plying vechiles.

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