November 10, 1923


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Wilmington, Del.

JAMA. 1923;81(19):1628. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650190058035

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To the Editor:  —At the meeting of the House of Delegates of the Medical Society of Delaware, Oct. 8, 1923, a committee was appointed to determine the visual requirements of an automobile driver. This committee was composed of Drs. W. 0. LaMotte, C. P. White and W. F. Bonner, chairman. The requirements decided on were visual acuity 20/40 in one eye, and 20/100 in the other. These results may be obtained by correction with glasses. In case one eye is blind or amblyopic, the sound eye must have a vision of 20/30 with correction. The driver should have good color vision and a depth perception of 35 mm. or less. These requirements will be recommended to the secretary of state of Delaware through the agency of the Delaware Safety Council for inclusion in the examination required before the first of January, 1924, for all paid automobile drivers.

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