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  1/2/2012, Tevet 7, 5772

Eye Test for Drivers Over 40 Every 10 Years

Starting Monday, drivers over the age of 40 will have to undergo a vision test once every 10 years as a condition for renewing their driver's licenses. The decision by Transportation and Road Safety Minister Yisrael Katz follows a study, commissioned by the ministry, which shows a deterioration in vision, starting at that age.

The test will be administered by any optometrist recognized by the Health Ministry. The License Authority will notify drivers three months in advance.