State lawmakers are being asked to consider a bill that would add a classification to the Missouri driver’s license. It would allow a deaf or hearing impaired individual to have that fact printed on his or her license. Dr. Roy Miller of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf says there are many difficulties faced by a deaf person pulled over by a police officer. He says it can sometimes take 10 minutes for the officer to realize he needs to write down his communication. Miller says medical personnel on the scene of an accident can also alert a hospital of someone’s handicap, and that can help communications once the victim arrives.
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