Can a color blind person drive?

Yes. There is no driver's licensing testing or criteria that includes testing for color recognition. This includes commercial driver's licenses as well. Traffic lights are set with a spectrum that the color deficient will not make a mistake. So ---- the color blind can drive.
Yep. They have to learn to distinguish between red and green traffic lights- takes some practice.

Related Questions

How do you teach a color blind person colors?

You cannot. By definition a person with color deficiency lacks some degree of photoreceptive color recognition capacity. The problem is that he will see dissimilar colors as the same. If you identify a specific color as red, he will call it red but will also call a green on the spectrum of his color confusion the same thing. Read more...

Can a color blind person see a light green text on top of a dark green background?

Probably. A light color text on a dark background irregardless of the colors involved, would allow distinction based on the brightness of the text rather than the color saturation. For someone red-green color blind, the most common, if the print were light red and the background light green with the same reflectance, then the print probably could not be red by the red-green color deficient. Read more...

If a color blind person is red-green color blind, can they still see most shades of those colors normally?

Most. People (men mostly) with red-green colorblindness cannot distinguish browns from greens and oranges from reds. Other colors, such as blues and yellows are perceived adequately. Read more...
Altered perception. They will see shades of color in all colored objects but will but see the full range, so colors that might appear bright to you will seem attenuated to the color deficient and some colors will seem what you might term brownish. The mixture seen depends upon the depth of the color blindness in each individual. Because of this most color deficient persons adopt rather bland wardrobes. Read more...

How does a person inherit the color blindness disorder?

Mutations (changes) . Changes in genes (regulatory elements) in every cell are inherited and may affect color vision. Thede changes are statistically much more significantt in males than females because the latter often have normal color vision genes to compensate. Inhered color blindness thus is more common in males, but color deficit also can result from some eye diseases, in either sex. Read more...

Is there a type of color blindness where a person has trouble distinguishing shades of blue?

Yes. There are two situations in which the blue sensitive cones do not work properly dichromacy is the most severe with complete loss of blue perception. Tritanopia (blue deficient: s cone absent) anomalous trichromacy tritanomaly (blue deficient: s cone defect) the most common color deficiency is red–green (overall) 7 to 10% of the male population. Read more...

Does a person’s eye color have any relation to color blindness? My boyfriend has blue eyes and is colorblind. A friend was telling me that having blue eyes makes you more likely to have color blindness. Is this true?

I . I don't know of any research linking color blindness with iris color. http://www.hhmi.org/askascientist/answers/20100216-10.html. Read more...
Your friend is wrong. There is no relationship between eye color and color vision. Lighter color eyes may be more light sensitive. Read more...

Is color blindness common?

Sort of. About 8% of males and 1% of females have some degree of color perception dysfunction. So it is sort of common but not the majority. It is inherited so the family connection is important and can be traced. Read more...

Color blindness, is this normal?

No. Although colorblindness is a fairly common disorder in men, it is not normal. Read more...
Not quite. It is "normal" for those who have it. For those with actual normal color vision, it would be abnormal to lose it. Read more...