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A "Vision" Of Safer Driving And Fewer Injuries

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Of all the skills and capabilities required for safe driving vision could be the easiest to measure. It does not seem to be too much to ask that a driver submit periodically to a relatively simple and short vision test.

Keeping Our Eyes on the Road: A State-by-State Analysis of Vision Screening Requirements for Drivers

Source: Vision Council of America

From press release: “States with lax vision screening requirements for drivers renewing their licenses may be endangering American roadways, according to a new state-by-state report released today by the Vision Council of America (VCA). The report, Keeping Our Eyes on the Road, finds that of the top 10 states with the highest rate of fatal crashes, four states require no vision screenings after the initial license application and four require screenings only at intervals of eight or more years.”

Of all the skills and capabilities required for safe driving vision could be the easiest to measure. It does not seem to be too much to ask that a driver submit periodically to a relatively simple and short vision test.

Keeping Our Eyes on the Road: A State-by-State Analysis of Vision Screening Requirements for Drivers

Source: Vision Council of America

From press release: “States with lax vision screening requirements for drivers renewing their licenses may be endangering American roadways, according to a new state-by-state report released today by the Vision Council of America (VCA). The report, Keeping Our Eyes on the Road, finds that of the top 10 states with the highest rate of fatal crashes, four states require no vision screenings after the initial license application and four require screenings only at intervals of eight or more years.”