DMV drops eye test for license renewals

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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