October 22, 2015
The National Police Agency developed a proposed amendment of the Road Traffic Law enforcement regulations on October 22 which approve use of a hearing aid in the second-class license test for driving a bus, taxi, etc.
Public opinion is called for from October 23 to November 21. The amended regulations is scheduled for enforcement on April 1,2016 .
Without using a hearing aid for the current test, it was one of the conditions of the driving license for a Deaf/deaf person to hear the tone of 90 decibels of horn at the place from 10 meters away, which will be changed by the proposed amendment.
The Japanese Federation of the Deaf welcomed the move, "The big one first step could be taken for more business chance for the Deaf."