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October 17, 1925

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VISUAL STANDARDS FOR DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES

JAMA. 1925;85(16):1223. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.26710160005011
Abstract

Acting on the request of the section that the standards submitted last year be modified, your committee has carefully considered the criticisms and suggestions offered and desires to submit the following, hoping it may meet with the section's approval:

(b) The applicant has vision of at least 20/50 in one eye and vision of at least 20/100 in the other eye, with or without glasses. Applicants with less vision than 20/100 in the poorer eye may, under certain conditions, be qualified by a special or county board. (See below.)

(c) Double vision shall disqualify.

SPECIAL OR COUNTY BOARDS OF PHYSICAL LICENSURE  In each state there shall be a board of physical licensure in each county, or one for several counties, consisting of two general practitioners or surgeons, and one ophthalmologist, which shall meet at stated intervals and have final decision in all cases. These boards so constituted shall be empowered

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