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Vision Requirements for Driving Safety

  • Vision must be correctable to 20/40 or better in one or both eyes for an unrestricted driver's license
  • Individuals with vision that is correctable to 20/70 are restricted to roads with a speed limit no more than 45 mi/hr and no driving on interstate highways
  • Individuals with vision correctable to 20/100 are restricted to daylight hours and roads with a speed limit no more than 45 mi/hr and no driving on interstate highways
  • Visual field requirements: Drivers must be able to see 60 degrees in one eye or 30 degrees on each side of the central point of fixation. Persons with homonymous hemianopsia (cannot see out fo the left side of either eye or the right side of either eye) may not drive.








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