Rhode Island*


Driver licensing agency
contact information
Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles
286 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
www.dmv.state.ri.us
401 588-3020
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
Not available
20/40
20/40
20/40
20/40 in better eye
Unknown. (However, bioptic telescopes are mentioned in regulations.)
Unknown
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?
At age 70, the renewal cycle is reduced to 2 years.
5 years
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting



Immunity


Legal protection
DMV follow-up
Other reporting
Anonymity
Any physician who diagnoses a physical or mental condition which, in the physician’s judgment, will significantly impair the person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle may voluntarily report the person’s name and other information relevant to the condition to the medical advisory board within the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Any physician reporting in good faith and exercising due care shall have immunity from any liability, civil or criminal. No cause of action may be brought against any physician for not making a report.
N/A
Driver is notified in writing of referral.
Will accept information from courts, other DMVs, police, and family members.
N/A
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB The MAB advises the Division of Motor Vehicles on medical issues regarding individual drivers. Actions are based on the recommendation of the majority.

*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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