July 14, 2011
The National Police Agency brought the amendment bill of the Road Traffic Law enforcement rule and regulations together on July 14.
According to the bill, a person with profound deafness will be allowed to get a driving license for a 4-ton freight car and a motorcycle. The Deaf persons have been eligible only for the automobile.
The feedback will be welcome on the Agency homepage from July 15 to August 20. The enforcement is scheduled on April 1, 2012.
When a Deaf person drives the freight car, the wide mirrors must be installed, and also the display of the mark with a yellow butterfly in a green background must be displayed. For the motorcycle there is nothing to require to show.
The Deaf/hard of hearing organizations, etc. had requested the improvement of driving conditions, which the Agency had been investigating safety for two years.
Persons with profound deafness are those who don't hear horn of distance away by ten meters even if hearing aid is put up, as defined in the Road Traffic Law. By the end of last year, 409 Deaf/hard of hearing people have acquired the license for driving the automobile.