Deaf and hard of hearing drivers in North Carolina can now have a symbol on their license that designates their hearing challenges, WFEA News reports.
Governor Roy Cooper signed the legislation last week. It provides for an optional symbol on a license to let law enforcement officers know if someone they pull over can’t hear.
The new law takes effect in January and includes training for officers on how to appropriately interact with those who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The law was proposed after Daniel Harris, a deaf man, was fatally shot by a state trooper last year after a traffic stop that turned into a high speed chase.