Written by attorney Linda Medeiros Callahan

Driver's License Cancellation due to Vision Test Fail FAQ

What happens if I failed the DOL vision test?

What will happen to your driver’s license when you fail the vision test depends on your eyesight. If your vision is between 20/50 and 20/100 corrected (with the help of your glasses or contacts), you will have to endure the inconvenience of re-examination. In other words, you will have to re-take both the written exam and the drive test. On top of that, if your vision is worse than 20/70 corrected, you will not be allowed to drive at night. If your vision cannot be corrected to 20/100, DOL will attempt to cancel your driver’s license.

I received notice that DOL intends to cancel my license. Now what?

If DOL notified you that it intends to cancel your driver’s license based on your vision condition, you have an opportunity, if you request it, to defend your license at a DOL interview. You may request an interview to challenge the cancellation within fifteen days of the notice. If the interview is unsuccessful, to request a DOL hearing to contest the cancellation. If that is unsuccessful, you may appeal its decision to superior court.

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