Alabama


Driver licensing agency
contact information
Alabama Department of Public Safety
Driver License Division
PO Box 1471
Montgomery, AL 36102-1471
www.dps.state.al.us
334 242-4239
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity





Visual fields

Color vision requirement
Restricted licenses
Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blind—other with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum

Are bioptic telescopes allowed?
Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
For new and professional drivers only
Available
20/40
20/40
20/40
20/60 in best eye with or without corrective lenses
No
110˚ both eyes
Keystone view
Licensing Renewal Procedures
Standard




Age-based renewal procedures
Length of license validation
Renewal options and conditions
Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?
Road test required?
No special requirements for age.
4 years
In-person
No
No
No
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting
Immunity
Legal protection
DMV follow-up

Other reporting

Anonymity
Physician reporting is encouraged.
Available
Available
Driver notified in writing of referral. For diabetes, seizures, and convulsions, a form is sent to be completed by patient's doctor.
Will accept information from courts, police, other DMVs, family members, and anyone who completes and signs the appropriate forms.
Not anonymous or confidential. The client may request a copy of his/her medical records by completing the necessary forms, having them notarized, and paying the proper fee for copying these records.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB

MAB contact information
The MAB assists the Director for Public Safety with the medical aspects of driver licensing. It consists of at least 18 members, with the chairman elected on an annual basis.
The MAB assists the Medical Unit, which may be reached at 334 242-4239.


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