W.Va. Drivers Now Need Eye Exams with License Renewal

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia drivers renewing their
licenses from now on are going to need more than the renewal fee.

Starting Friday, the Division of Motor Vehicles requires that
all drivers renewing their licenses take an eye exam similar to the
one they took when they started driving.

To pass the vision screening, applicants must have at least
20/40 eyesight in their best eye - with or without corrective
lenses.

Drivers can also bring in proof from an eye doctor that their
vision passes muster.

DMV spokesman Steve Dale says the measure is designed to improve
safety on the roads.

About 40 other states require vision screening for renewals,
although some target specific age groups, while West Virginia's
rule applies to everyone.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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