|Driver licensing agency
|District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles
301 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Color vision requirement
|Best eye with/without correction
Other eye with/without correction
If one eye blindother with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum
Are bioptic telescopes allowed?
Minimum field requirement
Visual field testing device
For new drivers only
Daytime-only licenses available (acuity must be 20/70 or greater and field of vision 140˚ or greater).
20/40; 20/70 in better eye requires 140 E visual field for restricted license.
130˚ both eyes (may be approved by director at 110˚)
Confrontation or perimetry
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?
At age 70, the licensee must submit a letter from his/her physician stating that the licensee is medically fit to drive based on vision and physical and mental capabilities.
Drivers with a clear driver record and no medical requirements can now renew their license on-line
Yes; however, drivers are allowed a 6 month grace period
Licensees with physical disabilities may require a road test at the time of renewal. Also, senior citizens may be required to take the road test on an observational basis.
|Permitted but not required.
Any concerned citizen may report.
Reporters are allowed to remain anonymous.
|Role of the MAB||Washington, DC does not currently retain a medical advisory board.|