FMCSA plans to grant 120 vision exemptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it will renew the exemptions from its vision requirement regulations for 120 individuals.

According to the agency, the exemptions will good for two years.

The agency said it concluded that “… granting the exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these drivers.”

Recipients of the exemptions must have an annual exam by an ophthalmologist or optometrist and a medical examiner who attests that the individual is physically qualified.

The FMCSA will accept public comment on the exemptions for 30 days.