Delaware


Driver licensing agency
contact information
Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 698
Dover, DE 19903
www.delaware.gov/yahoo/DMV
302 744-2500
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
None
Daytime-only licenses available
20/40
20/40
20/40
20/50 for restricted license; beyond 20/50 driving privileges denied
Yes, on a case-by-case basis with daytime-only restrictions
None
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
5 years
In-person only
Yes
No
No
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting

Immunity
Legal protection
DMV follow-up

Other reporting
Anonymity
Physicians should report patients subject to “losses of consciousness due to disease of the central nervous system.” Failure to do so is punishable by a fine of $5.00 to $50.00.
Available
N/A
The driver is notified in writing of the referral and his/her license is suspended until further examination.
The DMV will accept information from courts, other DMVs, police, and family members.
The DMV protects the identity of the reporter.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB


MAB contact information
If the DMV receives conflicting or questionable medical reports, the reports are sent to the MAB. The MAB determines whether the individual is medically safe to operate a motor vehicle.
Contact the MAB through Delaware Health and Social Services at:
1901 N. DuPont Highway
Main Building
New Castle, DE 19720
302 255-9040
302 744-4700
302 255-4429 fax
dhssinfo@state.de.us


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