Georgia


Driver licensing agency
contact information
Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety
PO Box 1456
Atlanta, GA 30371
www.dmvs.ga.gov
678 415-8400
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
None
Available
20/60
20/60
20/60
20/60 in either eye with or without
corrective lenses.
Yes, with acuity of 20/60 through telescope and 20/60 through carrier lens. Biopic telescopes are also permitted for best acuity as low as 20/200, with restrictions.
140˚ both eyes
Juno vision 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
Yes
No
No
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting

Immunity
Legal protection
DMV follow-up
Other reporting

Anonymity
Physicians should report patients with diagnosed conditions hazardous to driving and/or any
handicap which would render the individual incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle.
None
None
Medical evaluation and retest
Will accept information from anyone with knowledge that the driver may be medically or mentally unfit to drive.
None
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB

MAB contact information
The Medical Advisory Board advises agency personnel on individual medical reports and assists the agency in the decision-making process.
Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety
Medical Unit
PO Box 80447
Conyers, GA, 30013


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