|Driver licensing agency
|South Carolina Department of Public Safety
Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 1993
Blythewood, SC 29016
Color vision requirement
|Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blindother without correction
If one eye blindother with correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum
Are bioptic telescopes allowed?
Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
Restrictions include mandatory corrective lens, mandatory outside mirrors, daylight driving only, neighborhood driving only, and speed and time restrictions.
20/40; must have outside mirror.
20/40 in better eye for unrestricted license; 20/70 in better eye if other eye is 20/200 or better; 20/40 in better eye if other eye is worse than 20/200.
Not permitted for meeting acuity standards; however, they are permitted for driving.
If total angle <140˚, the individual is referred to the MAB.
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?
In-person. Renewal by mail is permitted if there have been no violations in the past 2 years, and no suspensions, revocations, or cancellations.
Only if the client has 5+ points on his/her record or if there appears to be a need.
Only if there appears to be a need.
|Permitted but not required.
License is suspended upon referral and further examination is conducted.
Will accept information from courts, other DMVs, and police.
|Role of the MAB
MAB contact information
|The MAB determines the mental or physical fitness of license applicants through a medical evaluation process, and makes recommendations to the department’s director or designee on the handling of impaired drivers.
South Carolina Driver Improvement Office
PO Box 1498
Columbia, SC 29216