Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration August 29, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Physical Qualification of Drivers; Vision Standard
Document Number: 05-17102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA (formerly the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Motor Carriers) withdraws its 1992 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on the vision standard for commercial motor vehicle drivers in interstate commerce. The agency sought comment on whether it should revise its driver qualification requirements relating to the vision standard, including visual acuity, field of vision and color perception. After reviewing the public comments received in response to the ANPRM, the agency believes there is insufficient data to support moving forward with a proposal to change the vision standard at this time. FMCSA has long term plans to reevaluate all of its commercial driver health standards and guidelines and will review the current vision standard at that time.