§31-10-21  Written and eye examination. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE31/31-10/31-10-21.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 31

Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-10

Operators' and Chauffeurs' Licenses

SECTION 31-10-21



   § 31-10-21  Written and eye examination.

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(a) Every applicant for a license to operate a motor vehicle upon the public

highways shall be required by the division of motor vehicles to show, by

examination or otherwise, the ability to read and understand highway signs

regulating, warning, and directing traffic, the proper knowledge of the

operation and mechanism of motor vehicles, the rules of the road, the motor

vehicle law, and such other qualifications as will demonstrate that the

applicant is a proper and safe person to operate a motor vehicle upon the

public highways. The examination shall include a test of the applicant's

eyesight. Notwithstanding the foregoing,



   (b) Any person who has successfully completed a driver

education course as set forth in § 31-10-19 and who has passed a

standardized written driver's license examination approved by the director of

the department of revenue shall not be required to take the written

examination. The director of the department of revenue shall develop a

standardized written driver's license examination which shall be administered

by certified driver education instructors at the completion of each driver's

education course.



   (c) An applicant, within six (6) months of having been

certified by the department of elementary and secondary education as having

passed a written examination administered by that department, shall, upon

completion of an eyesight test by the division of motor vehicles, be considered

in compliance with this section.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 15, § 11; G.L. 1956, § 31-10-18; G.L.

1956, § 31-10-21; P.L. 1962, ch. 204, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 326, §

1; P.L. 1987, ch. 454, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 98, § 9; P.L. 2008, ch.

145, § 9.)