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11.17.05.00.htm 11.17.05.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 17 MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION ― DRIVER LICENSING AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS Chapter 05 Use of Bioptic Telescopic Lenses Authority: Transportation Article, §12-104(b) 16-110.2, 16-113(a)3) and 16-208(b) Annotated Code of Maryland
11.17.05.01.htm 11.17.05.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the Motor Vehicle Administration.. 2) "Bioptic telescopic lens" means a spectacle-mounted telescopic lens which is a corrective lens and which uses magnification as the main means of obtaining minimal visual acuity.3) "Carrier lens" means a lens on which a bioptic telescopic lens is mounted.. 4) Corrective Lens..
11.17.05.02.htm 11.17.05.02. 02 Minimum Visual Standards.. A. An applicant using bioptic telescopic lenses meets the minimum visual standards if the applicant has the visual acuity specified in §B and C of this regulation.B. The applicant shall demonstrate:. 1) A visual acuity of at least 20/100 in one or both eyes and a field of 150 degrees horizontal vision with or without corrective lenses; or2) If the applicant has vision in one eye only, a field of at least 100 degrees horizontal vision..
11.17.05.03.htm 11.17.05.03. 03 Procedures.. A. The procedures in §B and C of this regulation apply to vision tests.. B. A vision test shall be administered by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist.. C. Statement by Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.. 1) A licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist shall submit a statement on a form furnished by the Administration.2) The statement is not acceptable if the date of the examination is more than 3 months before the date of submission of the statement to the Administ
11.17.05.04.htm 11.17.05.04. 04 Additional Requirements.. A. An individual who meets the minimum visual acuity standards of this chapter with bioptic telescopic lenses shall pass a skills test examination if the individual has not taken a skills test wearing the individual's bioptic telescopic lenses. Upon renewal, the Administration may waive a skills test reexamination for a bioptic telescopic lens wearer.B. Instruction Requirements. Basic instruction requirements for an applicant wearing bioptic telesco
11.17.05.05.htm 11.17.05.05. 05 Medical Advisory Board Referral.. If the statement from the optometrist or ophthalmologist indicates that the applicant's vision loss is a result of a medical condition or the applicant's vision condition is not stable, the applicant shall be referred to the Medical Advisory Board for evaluation.
11.17.05.06.htm 11.17.05.06. 06 Restrictions.. A. If an individual applying for an original driver's license cannot meet the minimum visual requirements without the aid of corrective lenses and bioptic telescopic lenses, a license with an appropriate restriction shall be issued.B. An individual may qualify only for a noncommercial Class C driver's license valid for a vehicle with a GVW of 10,000 pounds or less if it is necessary for the individual to use bioptic telescopic lenses to meet the minimum
11.17.05.07.htm 11.17.05.07. 07 Renewal.. A. Upon application for renewal, if an individual required to submit to a vision reexamination holds a license which is not restricted to operation with bioptic telescopic lenses, and the individual cannot meet the minimum visual requirements except with the aid of bioptic telescopic lenses, a renewal license with an appropriate restriction shall be issued if the individual passes the required skills test.B. If an individual's visual acuity has diminished
11.17.05.08.htm 11.17.05.08. 08 Disqualification.. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of these regulations, if the Administration has received notification that an applicant or licensee has been certified legally blind, the certification may provide grounds for refusal to issue an original or renewal driver's license, and any current driver's license or learner's permit may be cancelled.
11.17.05.09.htm 11.17.05.09. 09 Learner's Instructional Permit.. A. The Administration shall require an individual who is applying for a learner's instructional permit under the provisions of these regulations to:1) Submit the statements required by Regulation .03 of this chapter;. 2) Pass a knowledge test; and. 3) Pay the applicable fees.. B. If an individual whose license is up for renewal, and who needs bioptic telescopic lenses to meet the minimum vision requirements, fails a skills t
11.17.05.10.htm 11.17.05.10. 10 Driver's License Requirements.. The Administration shall require an individual who is applying for a driver's license restricted to bioptic telescopic lenses under the provisions of this chapter to:A. Have a valid license or hold a valid learner's instructional permit; and. B. Pass the skills test..
11.17.05.9999.htm 11.17.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 1, 1979. Regulation .01 amended effective April 6, 1979 (6:7 Md. R. 578) January 23, 1981 (8:2 Md. R. 115). Chapter revised effective November 22, 1982 (9:23 Md. R. 2260). Regulation .11 adopted effective December 30, 1985 (12:26 Md. R. 2546). Chapter, Age of Majority Identification Card, repealed effective April 4, 1988 (15:7 Md. R. 850) ―. Regulations .01―10, Use of Bioptic Telescopic Lenses, adopted effective Mar
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