Deaf Sri Lankans finally given driving licences
The Sri Lankan government have apparently finally decided to allow deaf people to drive cars. This is mainly because "In a lot of developed countries deaf people are allowed to get their driver's licences as long as they pass the tests," but also because:
...around 70 percent of vehicles arriving Colombo from various parts of the country are fully air-conditioned with tinted glasses. It has resulted in a double the number of train accidents since people traveling by these vehicles do not clearly hear the horns of trains. Therefore, there is no difference between them and deaf people," he said.
So, what's worse for international road safety - being deaf or having tinted windows and air conditioning?
Do you know of any other countries in the world that are unfairly keeping deaf people off their roads? Tell us, we can feel a survey coming on...
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