Examining FMCSA Vision Standard for CMV Drivers and Waiver Program

In this study, researchers will review the current visual requirements for CMV drivers, concentrating on the requirements for visual acuity and visual fields, and consider the limitations. Additionally, researchers will assess the proportion of people, particularly the population of aging CMV drivers, who fail to meet the current visual requirements. The current standard requires drivers to have: • A distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses; • A distant binocular acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses; • A field of vision of at least 70 degrees in the horizontal Meridian in each eye; • The ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $488,079.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTMC7514D00011L-7006

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Walker, Martin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061

    University of Alabama at Birmingham University Transportation Center

    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL  United States  35294
  • Start Date: 20160815
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180814
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01625878
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTMC7514D00011L-7006
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 13 2017 3:29PM