DMV drops eye test for license renewals

Drivers in New York State will no longer have to visit the DMV to renew their licenses after the agency dropped its eye test.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) implemented the change for all non-commercial drivers in order to make the reapplication process easier. Drivers can now complete renewals online or by mail after self-certifying that they meet the 20/40 vision requirement.

At the DMV location on Fordham Road, some Bronx residents say they're worried the change might not only do away with long lines, but also with the safety of drivers and pedestrians.

Residents applying for the first time will still have to take the test.

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