Blind can keep driver’s licenses in Georgia

The next time you cuss out a Georgia driver for not being able to see, you might just be right. A story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that “House Bill 501 also dramatically reduces the requirement for drivers’ eye exams. The legislation, which takes effect July 1, was a key piece of [Gov. Sonny] Perdue’s agenda intended to reduce chronically long lines at metro Atlanta license sites…. Some experts have questioned whether safety might be compromised by ending regular eye exams. Perdue told reporters the exam was rudimentary. ‘Several other states had no eye exams from the time you got your license until age 65,’ he said. ‘I have no problem with what we came up with.'”

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