[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
November 10, 1923


Author Affiliations

Wilmington, Del.

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

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


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.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview