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NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

Driver Communication Card

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DSDHH provides, in partnership with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a Driver Communication Card to facilitate communication between deaf and hard of hearing drivers and law enforcement officers.

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What is a Driver Communication Card?

The Driver Communication card is thin and lightweight and designed to fit over the sun visor. Whenever a deaf or hard of hearing driver encounters a law enforcement officer, such as during a traffic stop, the driver could pull the card out to let the officer know that he or she is deaf or hard of hearing. The card alerts the officer to communicate appropriately with the deaf or hard of hearing driver and helps to ensure everyone’s safety. State and local law enforcement officers throughout North Carolina are trained to recognize the cards and understand their purpose.

Who can get a card?

The Driver Communication card is available to North Carolina licensed drivers who have a hearing loss. There is no cost for this service.

How can I get a card?

Qualified drivers may apply for a Driver Communication Card at one of the seven regional centers Ready NC Connect NC