Yonkers drivers frown upon new eye exam policy
Officials from New York state's Department of Motor Vehicles announced a policy change this week: people renewing their license will no longer be required to take an eye exam. Instead, drivers will "self-certify" that they're able to see well enough to drive. Fourteen other states have similar policies in place. Some drivers around Yonkers aren't seeing eye-to-eye with the DMV on the new policy, however. Many expressed concerns that it would "save time but cause accidents" by letting people with poor vision skip the exam. DMV officials say the new policy is an attempt to streamline operations. They say people getting their license for the first time will still be required to take an eye exam.