Does deaf people can drive? (One guy asked me)

Foxrac

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Premium Member
Hello friend, RP1 from SSC (Skyscrapercity Forum) and live in Chicago.

I just talked to him about stuff and he don't believe what I said that I have own car and driver license. His friend told him that deaf people can't drive and can't own driver license. I was laughed what he said. Please help him to understand about deaf culture. I have admit that he's looks weird and seems nice at most time, he's just talk like whatever.

I'm getting tired of hearing people that said deaf people can't drive, can't become pro sports, can't learn and many stuff. That's must be enough and enough.

{edited: link to a profile from another online site}
 
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ChelEler

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TrippLA said:
Hello friend, RP1 from SSC (Skyscrapercity Forum) and live in Chicago.

I just talked to him about stuff and he don't believe what I said that I have own car and driver license. His friend told him that deaf people can't drive and can't own driver license. I was laughed what he said. Please help him to understand about deaf culture. I have admit that he's looks weird and seems nice at most time, he's just talk like whatever.

I'm getting tired of hearing people that said deaf people can't drive, can't become pro sports, can't learn and many stuff. That's must be enough and enough.

Check his profile: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/member.php?u=10717
We have to be a member to access the forum you provided. :confused:
 

Taylor

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Tell him you are DEAF and not BLIND ;) Last time I checked, blind people can't drive (yet, they put braille on the drive through ATM..go figure ;) )
 
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coloravalanche

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Please give this message to your friend...thanks!

:wave: RP1 from SSC (Skyscrapercity Forum)

tsk tsk tsk :nono: :nono: :nono: ..You think we deafies can't drive, play sports, and so forth...:rofl:

I'm here to challenge you and your friends...First of all, I have drivers license and played sports all my life! ;)

Didnt you know that the research today has discovered that the deaf people are BETTER drivers than hearing people? :slap:

Here are several links for you to look it up...you may lurk it up at yahoo or google about deaf olympic/drivers/etc...:popcorn:

Deaf better drivers than Hearing people :deal: :P :P :P

http://www.handspeak.com/sight/index.php?art=deafhear

http://www.wels.net/cgi-bin/site.pl?2617&collectionID=642&contentID=15434&shortcutID=10211

http://pages.deafs.com/index?tid=&iid=

Deaf Olympic/Sports

http://www.professorklein.com/educ674bx/bb_kantor/

http://deafness.about.com/od/sports/a/deafsports.htm

http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/2819.html

http://www.deaflympics.com/sports/regulations.asp?ID=543

By the way, didnt you know the person who first invented computer was deaf, the person who first invented to stand in group while play football was deaf's idea? I could go on and on...unfortunately, today, hearing people are covering it up and doesnt want the world to know there were things were invented by deaf people!

If you are not satisfied with these links..let me know and I'll be happy to give you more links or you could look it up yourself... :thumb:
 
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Buckdodgers

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There is a Deaf Major League Baseball player.His name is Curtis Pride.
Curits Pride

I hope someday there will be a first deaf astronaut to go up in space.I dont see why they cant.
 

CutePommie

New Member
LOL, am deaf since birth, been driving for over 25 years. :roll:

Love driving it very important to be leading into the very independence life ..

Also when i was the British Sign Language tutor for many years same things the students also asked those Questions * can you drive? and can you hear the nosies of the car? how can you hear if the car goes to wrong? so go on... :ugh:

I answered them say FEEL THE VIBRATIONS OF THE CAR INTO MY BODY, that how i got learned off my deceased dad . :)
 

MsGiglz

New Member
This getting old... why? I am in 40's .. Early in 20's ... alot people asked if they can drive or cant drive..

Oh please.. its getting old.. simple to check in search engine.. to find any see deaf drivers..

I have been driving since i was 15 years old.. and still driving in good records.. :D

Just get tired of hearing "seeing" of this..
 

Maria

Active Member
Premium Member
Oh, sure ! I am deaf myself and I can drive for over 20 years.

What's wrong with hearin' people nowdays, eh ?
 

Y

New Member
Can deaf people drive a BMW ?

Yeah, gimme a break...



Same thing here...
Can deaf people get married & make babies ?

Gimme a break....
 
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AngelWolf

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I am deaf since birth and have a driver license for over 30 yrs!

One time, a person told me that I should't be driving due my left eye blind and yet I still drive with my best right eye! Go figure! I always keep look out on both saide whenever I stopped at Stop Sign, always!
 

hootster

New Member
Man, it amazes me how some people are extremely ignorant about deaf people. I m understanding when someone is ignorant about the little things, but driving?? hahaha.

A similar thing happened to me last summer. I had this job at a private school in Tulsa as a landscaper/custodian. One day, one of the lower level guys had me to drive one of the big, expensive Kubota mowers for the first time. He didnt think that it was a big deal, so he didnt notify my boss. Well, when my boss saw me mowing, he ordered me to stop and get off. His reason: I cant hear the motor if something goes wrong or the blades hitting something. He was afraid that I would screw up the $15,000 mower. I was furious. This was after he allowed guys as young as 16-17 to drive the mower (they were more reckless with the mower than I was). I told him, "I have been driving a car since I was 16 with no problems!" Also, I told him that I had driven fourwheelers, jet skis, boats, motorcycles, etc with no problems! I had to educate him about deafness (ie- we can feel things, deaf people are one of the safest out there, we can see, etc). After a bit of educating, he decided to allow me to drive the mowers for the rest of the summer.

In his defense, he was a really good guy. He was just ignorant due to limited contact with deaf people in the past. He just needed to be educated.
 

ayala920

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Taylor said:
(yet, they put braille on the drive through ATM..go figure ;) )

This is actually because ATMs are not made differently depending on where they are to be placed. A walk-up ATM is the same as a drive-up ATM, so they all have the same functions on them.
 
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