Hearing-Impaired Drivers Get Help Communicating With Police

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Thousands of deaf and hearing-impaired motorists across the state could soon receive help in communicating with police during traffic stops.

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing worked
together with the state police to create visor communication cards.

The front of the card contains pictures representing basic requests, violations and roadside assistance questions. The back of the card has instructions on how officers can communication with
hearing-impaired motorists.

Police also believe the cards will help when dealing with drivers who don't speak English. Officials say the cards will save time because it won't require hearing impaired drivers to write down their questions during a stop.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Larry Location: Richmond KY on Jan 21, 2008 at 02:13 PM
    I am so thankful that this is gonna be out for the deaf and hearing impaired. I am sure the Ky state police and the local law enforcment will like that idea. They still need to learn how to deal with the deaf. also need to learn how to communicated with them too. I am also hearing impaired too.
  • by agnes Location: lexington on Jan 21, 2008 at 06:31 AM
    now if we can just get the other community workers to do some thing to help and not post signs above pt beds this would be great i am hearing imparied


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