New Jersey


Driver licensing agency
contact information
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
PO Box 160
Trenton, NJ 08666
www.state.nj.us/mvs
609 292-6500
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity





Visual fields
Color vision requirement

Type of road test
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
Color vision is tested in new drivers, but licenses are not denied based on poor color vision.
Standardized
Available
20/50
20/50
20/50
20/50
Yes, with acuity of 20/50 through telescope
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
4 years
In-person (digitized photos will be implemented in 2003).
Periodically
If recommended by examiner.
If recommended by examiner.
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting
Immunity
Legal protection
DMV follow-up

Other reporting

Anonymity
Physicians are required to report patients who experience recurrent loss of consciousness.
Yes
No
The driver is notified in writing of the referral. There is a scheduled suspension of the license, but the driver may request due process in an administrative court.
Will accept information from police, family, other DMVs, and courts. The letter must be signed.
Not available
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB



MAB contact information
The Motor Vehicle Commission supplies forms for each type of medical condition that may be a cause for concern. These forms must be completed by the driver’s physician. Problem cases are referred to the MAB, which then makes licensing recommendations based on the information provided.
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
Medical Division
PO Box 173
Trenton, NJ 08666
609 292-4035


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