Text: H.Con.Res.238 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 238

Expressing the sense of Congress that States should require candidates 
  for driver's licenses to demonstrate an ability to exercise greatly 
increased caution when driving in the proximity of potentially visually 
                         impaired individuals.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            October 2, 2001

  Mr. Evans submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was 
     referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of Congress that States should require candidates 
  for driver's licenses to demonstrate an ability to exercise greatly 
increased caution when driving in the proximity of potentially visually 
                         impaired individuals.

Whereas many people in the United States who are blind or otherwise visually 
        impaired have the ability to travel throughout their communities without 
        assistance;
Whereas visually impaired individuals encounter hazards that a pedestrian with 
        average vision could easily avoid, many of which involve crossing 
        streets and roadways;
Whereas the white cane is recognized as a nontechnical aid to mobility for 
        visually impaired individuals;
Whereas many States do not require candidates for driver's licenses to recognize 
        the white cane or associate the use of a white cane with potentially 
        visually impaired individuals; and
Whereas visually impaired individuals have reported incidents of having their 
        white canes run over by vehicles, having been struck by the side-view 
        mirror of vehicles, and worse encounters: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that each State should require any 
candidate for a driver's license in such State to demonstrate, as a 
condition of obtaining a driver's license, an ability to recognize a 
white cane, associate the use of a white cane with a visually impaired 
individual, and exercise greatly increased caution when driving in 
proximity to a potentially visually impaired individual.
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