Driver licensing agency
contact information
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Driver Services
100 N Senate Avenue, Rm N 405
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317 233-6000 x2
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 without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum

Are bioptic telescopes allowed?

Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
Only for commercial and bioptic drivers
Daytime only and required outside rearview mirror licenses available.
220/40 in best eye: no restrictions; 20/50 one eye: outside rearview mirror required; 20/50 both eyes: glasses also required; 20/70 both eyes: outside rearview mirror and proof of normal visual fields required, daylight driving only.
Yes, for best acuity as low as 20/200 with some restrictions, if 20/40 can be achieved with telescope.
70˚ one eye, 120˚ both eyes
Not specified
Licensing Renewal Procedures

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?

At age 75, renewal cycle is reduced to 3 years.
4 years
Yes (acuity and peripheral fields)
Only for those with 14+ points or 3 convictions in 12 month period.
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting

Legal protection
DMV follow-up
Other reporting
None. However, there is a statute requiring that physicians and others who diagnose, treat or provide care for handicapped persons report the handicapping condition to the state Board of Health within 60 days.
Driver notified in writing of referral.
Will accept information from courts, police, other DMVs, family members, and other sources.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB The MAB advises the Bureau of Motor Vehicles on medical issues regarding individual drivers. Actions are based on the recommendation of the majority and/or specialist.

*Information was not available from this state's licensing agency. The information above was gathered from the resources listed in the beginning of chapter 8.

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