Tennessee


Driver licensing agency
contact information
Tennessee Department of Safety
Motor Vehicle Services
1150 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37249
www.state.tn.us/safety
615 741-3954
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
Visual field testing device
Only for commercial drivers.
Standardized course with specific requirements.
Restrictions include area limitations.
20/40
20/40
20/40
20/40 in better eye with/without correction for unrestricted license; minimum 20/60 in each/both eyes with restrictions.
Yes, provided that acuity is 20/200 in better eye through the carrier lens, 20/60 through the telescope, visual field is 150˚ or greater, and the telescope magnification is no greater than 4X.
For professional drivers only.
Stereo Optec
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
5 years
In-person; mail and internet
renewal are permitted every
other cycle.
No
No
No
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting
Immunity
Legal protection
DMV follow-up
Other reporting
Anonymity
Permitted but not required.
Yes
No
Driver is notified in writing of referral.
Will accept information from courts, other DMVs, police, family members, and other sources.
Not available.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB

MAB contact information
The MAB is composed of volunteer physicians, who review medical reports and make recommendations. Actions are based upon the recommendation of the majority.
Contact the MAB through the Driver Improvement Office at
615 251-5193.


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