Arkansas


Driver licensing agency
contact information
Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 3153
Little Rock, AR 72203
www.state.ar.us/dfa/odd/motor_vehicle.html
501 682-1631
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity










Visual fields

Color vision requirement
Type of road test
Restricted licenses
Each/both eyes without correction
Each/both eyes with correction
If one eye blind—other without correction
If one eye blind—other with correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum

Are bioptic telescopes allowed?




Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
None
Standarized
Daylight-only licenses available at physicians’ recommendation (licensee must meet minimum visual requirements).
20/40
20/50
20/40
20/50
20/40 in better eye for unrestricted license
Yes, under certain circumstances: 20/50 through telescope, 20/50 through carrier, minimum field of vision 105˚
105˚ both eyes
Optec screening machine
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?
None
4 years
In-person, by mail only if out of state
Yes
No
No
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting
Immunity
Legal protection
DMV follow-up


Other reporting
Anonymity
Physician reporting is encouraged.
None
None
Medical information is reviewed by the director of Driver Control. An appointment is scheduled within 2 weeks of receipt. At that time, a medical form is given to the licensee for completion by a physician. If the medical exam is favorable, a road test is given.
Will accept information from courts, police, other DMVs, family members.
N/A
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB
Arkansas does not have a medical advisory board. However, unsafe drivers may be referred to Driver Control at:
Arkansas Driver Control
Hearing Officer
Room 1070
1910 West 7th
Little Rock, AR 72203
501 682-1631


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