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Old 25th April 2012, 00:58   #16
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Unfortunately, I am color blind person. I can't distinguish between red and green from far. For signals I do not have any problem. But if I see the same signal from 300-500 meters I can not tell which is what. Same goes with Violet and Blue, everything is perceived as blue.

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It requires great confidence to overcome something like this especially when you are a kid. When i was in 6th standard I realized that i had a very minor strabismus, it took me 1 year to cure it but I felt low on confidence somewhere.

Hats off to you who has accepted the thing and kept your spirits high
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I scored a zero in the test, and even flunked the RTO color test, which was unfortunnetly or fortunetly enforced at the center I went to.

I still have a DL, I have no issues whatsoever in traffic signals. Read US, UK, OZ, NZ, CN laws - they all ALLOW colorblinds to drive, heck they even allow them to fly with certain restrictions flying involves ILS landings which is purely based on colors.

If these rules are enforced one third of our driving population won't have a DL. Sad that we follow redundant rules.
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It requires great confidence to overcome something like this especially when you are a kid. When i was in 6th standard I realized that i had a very minor strabismus, it took me 1 year to cure it but I felt low on confidence somewhere.

Hats off to you who has accepted the thing and kept your spirits high
Actually there is no reason color blind person would feel low. I never felt that I have deficiency. It is just normal vision.
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Actually there is no reason color blind person would feel low. I never felt that I have deficiency. It is just normal vision.
when I tell people about this, they get all and think we see the world as black and white or something
If only one can see from our point of view, they'd know its absolutely normal - just a few misses here and there!
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I scored a zero in the test, and even flunked the RTO color test, which was unfortunnetly or fortunetly enforced at the center I went to.

I still have a DL, I have no issues whatsoever in traffic signals. Read US, UK, OZ, NZ, CN laws - they all ALLOW colorblinds to drive, heck they even allow them to fly with certain restrictions flying involves ILS landings which is purely based on colors.

If these rules are enforced one third of our driving population won't have a DL. Sad that we follow redundant rules.
I too have the problem distinguishing between colours. Never interfered with my driving though. The only occassion when I faced a problem was when I was driving back to Delhi from Nainital. Faced a tough time figuring out if the traffic light was red around Ghaziabad. Found a work around -- the green was far better illuminated and hence just focused on that.

And I agree, colour-blindness is not a handicap at all.
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