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Having Deaf Drivers at UPS Raises Alarms

I am very much in favor of any court decision that allows the handicapped the widest possible latitude in the workplace (“UPS May Appeal Ruling on Deaf Drivers,” Oct. 23).

However, I have concerns about total deafness behind the wheel.

In UPS’ case, its drivers are continuously exposed to every kind of urban traffic scenario including the frequent screams of emergency vehicle sirens, which could become a recipe for disaster to an operator who cannot hear them.

Alan P. Linsky

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Beverly Hills


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