The owner of a car knows the joy of picking up a car key quickly, sitting in a car, and filling his fur. But unfortunately, some sections of Indian citizens were still denied the right to do so, including color blind people. Thankfully this has now changed. Minor to medium color blind people will also be able to get a driving license now. The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a gazette notification by making necessary amendments in the Motor Vehicles Act.
The government introduced a new amendment to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989, which gives light to medium (color blind) people the right to drive. Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari also shared the news via a tweet last week.
The ministry has said that keeping in view the demand of color blind people, changes have been made in Form-1 and 1A of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989. The ministry has taken a number of steps related to transportation-related services especially driving license for differently-abled people.
Until now, color blind people of any kind were not legally allowed to apply for a driving license. And thus was not allowed to drive in India. The thinking behind this was that color is an important element of attracting the attention of the driver, thus important for feeling objects. And given that color is an integral part of road traffic engineering, color-blind drivers are at risk of not seeing or confusing traffic signal lights as well as other road signs (road signs), Use colors to ensure clarity.
In addition, the driving license application process in India technically requires a physical and medical fitness certificate. Therefore, color blind people were thus excluded from the privilege.
Officials said the issue was taken with great sensitivity as in some countries, driving licenses are issued to people with color blindness up to a limit. He said, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways consulted with medical experts and ophthalmologists of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) (AIIMS) in Delhi and thereafter provision for allowing light to medium color blind people to drive Decided to do. Note that, with these changes, people with widespread color blindness will still continue to be banned from driving.
Earlier, Form-1 and 1A of Driving License were some of the questions that hindered the issuance of driving license for people with color blinds, they have now been revised. However, a certificate of medical fitness has been made mandatory for the applicant.