SC legislators delay driver vision test discussion

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina legislators have delayed discussion of a bill doing away with a requirement for driver's license vision tests every five years.

The House's transportation subcommittee said Wednesday it will discuss later requiring vision tests for drivers under age 65 only when they renew their licenses every 10 years.

The state adopted a 10-year license renewal system in 2003 but still required drivers to submit to vision tests every five years and imposed a $50 fine for drivers who didn't comply.

The Department of Motor Vehicles says it has not enforced that requirement and no one is complying with it.

Drivers 65 and older renew licenses every five years and must prove their vision is good.

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