DMV drops eye test for license renewals

Drivers in New York State will no longer have to visit the DMV to renew their licenses after the agency dropped its eye test. Gov.

BROOKLYN - Drivers in New York State will no longer have to visit the DMV to renew their licenses after the agency dropped its eye test.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) implemented the change for all non-commercial drivers in order to make the reapplication process easier. Drivers can now complete renewals online or by mail after self-certifying that they meet the 20/40 vision requirement.

In Downtown Brooklyn, many residents are worried the decision will affect pedestrians' safety, saying that a lot can change during the eight years between renewals.

Residents applying for the first time will still have to take the test.

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