Holiday travel|Can the hearing impaired also enjoy a self-driving tour?

The Ching Ming holiday is here, many people return to their hometowns to worship their ancestors, and many people who are far away and inconvenient to go home choose to go out and take a relaxing short trip in the surrounding area.

Qingming, one of the twenty-four solar terms,It means clean and bright.It means that during this period of time, there is more rain, clean air, rising temperature, and plenty of sunshine. It is suitable for traveling. The “outing” in the ancients also refers to this period of time.

Whether returning home or traveling, more and more people choose to travel by car. It can be said that learning to drive is a very practical skill for people living in modern society.

So, can the hearing impaired get a driver’s license and drive a vehicle?

First of allLet’s take a look at the relevant regulations

According to Article 2016 of Chapter XNUMX of the XNUMX “Regulations on the Application and Use of Motor Vehicle Driving Licenses”:The two ears are 50 cm away from the tuning fork to distinguish the direction of the sound source.Those who are hearing impaired but can meet the above conditions with hearing aids can apply for a motor vehicle driver’s license for small cars and small automatic vehicles.

Teacher Wu, an expert on Chinese production, answered this rule:

The so-called “two ears can distinguish the direction of the sound source at a distance of 50 cm from the tuning fork” means that in a quiet environment, the left and right ears can hear the slight sound of the tuning fork at a distance of 50 cm.

This standard is relatively general. Nowadays, professional “audiometers” are generally used instead of tuning forks to detect hearing.Wear a hearing aid for sound field audiometry during the inspection. If the left and right ears can hear sounds within 50 decibels respectively, it meets the standard and you can drive.

It should be noted that there are also regulations: organic heart disease, epilepsy, Meniere’s disease, vertigo, hysteria, tremor paralysis, mental illness, dementia, and neurological diseases that affect physical activity and other diseases that hinder safe driving. It is not allowed to apply for a motor vehicle driving license.

In addition, drivers over 60 years of age are also required to submit proof of physical condition once a year.

Although hearing impaired friends may encounter some obstacles in the process of learning to drive and obtain a driver’s license, with the continuous improvement of policies and the continuous improvement of social acceptance, it is believed that there will be more and more hearing impaired friends who can meet the requirements. Apply for a driver’s license and enjoy the convenience and fun of driving.

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