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Proposed legislation could make driving safer for people on the autism spectrum

WNYT Staff
Updated: December 05, 2019 09:23 AM
Created: December 05, 2019 07:39 AM

There is a new push for legislation that would make driving safer for people on the autism spectrum.      

Introduced by Assemblyman Nader Sayegh,  the proposed law would allow people on the spectrum to place a symbol on their driver's licenses. 

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The symbol, a small puzzle piece, would help law enfocement officials recognize that they are interacting with someone on the spectrum. 

Opponents have privacy concerns. According to NewsChannel 13's sister station, WHEC, critics say the government would be able to keep a list of people on the autism spectrum if the bill goes through.

Click on Emily Burkhard's report to hear more about the law. 


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