If you don’t pass the vision or hearing tests, you will be disqualified. According to the new FMCSA regulations, a driver who doesn’t pass part of the exam will require an entirely new exam in order to be medically certified. Medical examiners aren’t able to give the driver the “Determination Pending” or “Incomplete” status. No exceptions can be made, by federal law.
One common example: if a driver doesn’t pass the vision or hearing tests, they will be disqualified. Clinicians can NOT use a “pending” or “incomplete” status to allow the driver to come back at a later date with corrective lenses or hearing aids. If a driver already has corrective lenses or a hearing aid and simply forgot to bring them to the exam, he or she will still have to complete an entirely new exam.
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