AGE OF DRIVER VICTIMS. AGE OF PEDESTRIAN VICTIMS. AGE OF DRIVERS. DRIVERS RE-EXAMINED. 95% Elderly 5% Health Reasons * Fatal Accident Involvement. 39:3-10c. Vision screening
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5% Health Reasons
* Fatal Accident Involvement
The division shall require every licensed driver to take and successfully pass a screening of his vision at least once every 10 years as a condition for the renewal of his driver's license and of any endorsement thereon.
The vision screening may be certified by the division or by any licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist, licensed ophthalmic dispenser or by any person licensed to practice medicine and surgery. If the screening shows a need for corrective eyeglasses or any other corrective action, the renewal of the applicant's license shall be conditioned upon his compliance with such need. The division may require a road test of any applicant to determine the adequacy of, or the applicant's adaptation to the required corrective action.
The division shall, by regulation, prescribe minimum standards with respect to the equipment to be used for screenings.
L. 1977, c. 28, s. 1; amended 1979,c.446; 1989,c.15,s.1.
To implement the reexamination program provided for by this act and to establish it on a current basis, the division shall reexamine approximately 10% of all of the State's licensed drivers in each year during the first 10 years following the date this act becomes operative. Once reexamined during said 10-year period, no licensed driver shall be again reexamined pursuant to the provisions of this act sooner than 10 years thereafter.
L.1977, c. 28, s. 2, eff. Feb. 24, 1977.
39:3-10e. Involvement in two or more accidents within 6 months with assessment of points; reexamination The holder of any motor vehicle driver's license who is involved, within any 6-month period, in two or more motor vehicle accidents resulting in death or in personal injury or damage to property of any one person in excess of $500.00 required to be reported to police pursuant to R.S. 39:4-130, and against whom there has been assessed motor vehicle points for each such accident, shall on notice to be given by the Division of Motor Vehicles, be required to submit to reexamination and successful passage of an examination of his ability as an operator and a test of his vision, by the division or by any licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Failure to pass the examination or test required by this act shall be justification for the revocation and refusal to renew the holder's driver's license.
L.1979, c. 136, s. 1, eff. July 6, 1979. Amended by L.1983, c.
193, s. 2, eff. May 24, 1983.