Utah


Driver licensing agency
contact information
Utah Department of Public Safety
Driver License Division
PO Box 30560
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0560
www.driverlicense.utah.gov
801 965-4437
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


Visual field testing device
None
Restrictions include daytime driving only where the speed limit <45 mph and radius limitations.
20/40
20/40
20/40
20/100 in better eye with restrictions.
No
120˚ horizontal and 20˚ vertical for an unrestricted license; 90˚ horizontal with restrictions.
Stereo Optical (DMV 2000)
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?


Vision testing required at license renewal for clients aged 65 and older.
5 years
In-person; mail-in every other cycle if no suspensions, revocations, convictions, and not more than 4 violations.
Only for clients aged 65 and older.
No
No, unless examiner feels the applicant’s ability to drive is in question.
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting
Immunity



Legal protection
DMV follow-up
Other reporting
Anonymity
Permitted but not required.
Any physician or person who becomes aware of a physical, mental or emotional impairment which appears to present an imminent threat to driving safety and reports this information to the Department of Public Safety in good faith shall have immunity from any damages claimed as a result of so doing.
No
Driver is notified in writing of referral. License is suspended upon referral.
Will accept information from courts, other DMVs, police, family members, and other sources.
Not anonymous or confidential.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB




MAB contact information
The MAB advises the Director of the Driver License Division and recommends written guidelines and standards for determining the physical, mental, and emotional capabilities appropriate to various types of driving in an effort to minimize the conflict between the individual’s desire to drive and the community’s desire for safety.

Dana H. Clarke
Chair, Executive Committee
Utah Medical Advisory Board
University of Utah Hospital
Research Park
615 Arapeen Drive, #100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Kurt Stromberg
Program Coordinator, Utah Driver License Division
PO Box 30560
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130-0560
801 965-3819
801 965-4084 fax
Kstromberg@utah.gov


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