Oh my goodness... I bet that was frightening! Did the police even give the woman a sobriety test?
Some hearing people use headphones/MP3 players/talk on the phone while driving, or listen to music so loud they wouldn't be able to hear any traffic related sounds anyway, so I don't understand how it can be rationalized that hearing impairment affects a person's ability to drive safely. ???
My opinion is that being deaf or HoH actually makes you more aware visually on the roads. I know some of the biggest idiotic drivers that have no hearing problems at all.
I mean what does sound actually do to assist your driving anyway If someone is beeping at you then you did something wrong regardless.