New Law in South Carolina Will Help Deaf Drivers

New Law in South Carolina Will Help Deaf Drivers

Police will be alerted that a driver is deaf.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed a new bill into law that will help deaf and hard of hearing people when they are pulled over by law enforcement officers, ABC News in Columbia reports.

The law will go into effect next year, and will allow deaf and hard of hearing people to go to the DMV and fill out a form alerting police, according to Anita Steichen-McDaniel, Executive Director of the South Carolina Association of the Deaf (SCAD).

“For example, if a person gets pulled over by a police officer, the police officer when they pull up their information in the computer can see in the database that the person they’ve pulled over is deaf by their license plate. So they’ll know that the driver is already deaf before they come up to the window,” said Steichen-McDaniel.

The law also provides for communication cards to help officers explain why they pulled the driver over.

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