The New York Department of Motor Vehicles has restrictions that will apply to many drivers at one time or another. Driving the beautiful highways and byways of our state is a pleasure for some and a necessity for others. There is no question that the task can also carry accident liability along with it if something should go wrong.
The DMV provides driver guidelines and requirements, especially for those who are considered to be seniors by the department. The goal is to keep aging drivers independent and behind the wheel as long as they are capable and safely operate their vehicles. Basic vision tests are usually given for renewal and in some circumstances, a written test is required. If the minimum standard for vision isn't met, a specialist eye exam is needed. An Eye Test Report is provided to the DMV. Those results determine renewal. Any driver with a medical condition that might interfere with driving safely must meet certain restrictive conditions to maintain a license.