Oroho Measure requiring notation on vehicle registration indicating drivers’ hearing impairment Clears Committee

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Oroho Measure requiring notation on vehicle registration indicating drivers’ hearing impairment Clears Committee

Legislation will increase safety for deaf drivers and police

Senator Steven Oroho’s bill that would help eliminate possible confusion and tension when a deaf motorist is pulled over by police was proposed by the Senate Transportation Committee today.

The bipartisan bill, S-665would add a note to the vehicle registration certificate indicating that the holder is deaf.

“If a driver has trouble following instructions, it could trigger an unpredictable and potentially dangerous situation,” Oroho (R-24) said. “This bill would relieve stress and help keep the driver and police safe.”

Under the legislation, applicants would receive a special registration certificate with their preference either the international symbol for deafness or a numerical code designating deafness.

The bill was suggested to Oroho by members of the deaf community and is intended to address training gaps that do not prepare police academy graduates for interactions with the deaf community.

“Adding an icon signifying hearing impairment will be obvious and helpful,” Oroho said.

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