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People with Down Syndrome are often limited in terms of what they can do. One profession that most people with Down Syndrome cannot enter is driving. In this blog post, we will discuss the safety implications if someone were to have this disability and drive a car. The National Down Syndrome Society has a document detailing some of the effects that people with Down syndrome have on driving. Society’s research points to difficulties in visual perception, depth perception, attention span, and concentration, as well as memory problems. These are just a few of the issues faced by someone who is diagnosed with this disability when they set out to drive an automobile alone. When you factor in these shortcomings against typical obstacles like traffic circles and merging lanes it becomes clear why most states do not allow for drivers with disabilities such as this one to operate motor vehicles without assistance from another person or caregiver. This article might be helpful: [insert link] “Down Syndrome Driver.” (n.d.). International Association for


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