New Mass. RMV Vision Screening Procedures for Drivers Over 75

In October, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles made changes to its license renewal procedures. Drivers who personally appear at a registry branch for license renewals are now required to take and pass a vision test administered by the Mass. RMV or submit a vision screening certificate, which is signed by an optometrist or opthalmologist. The new law requires drivers 75 years of age or older who are renewing their licenses to appear, in person, at a Registry Branch. This means that individuals 75 and older will have to take the mandatory vision test or provide a completed screening certificate in order to get their licenses renewed. This law was enacted as part of a driver safety bill which bans text messaging while driving and prohibits junior operators from using cell phones while driving.