Colorblind test?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Apd, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. Apd


    I was wonder if a colorblind test is required to become a driver or not? If it is required, is it the standard test with the dots and numbers or is it just a field test where you have to name the colors of a stop light?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had a driver (since retired) who was color blind. They used to use the numbers but I don't recall having to do it last time.

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  3. mainebrown

    mainebrown Member

    I'm "color blind" according to the exams... But,....I see colors just fine, so I don't think I'm that bad off. But when I take the color exam with the dots I fail. I'm a driver and pass DOT physicals, they just ask me to point to green, then red, then yellow.

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  4. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Due to the fact the company doctor thought my blood pressure was a bit high, back in 1985 they put me on hypertension meds. When they do that you go from a physical every 2 years to one every year. For 29 years I had a physical every year. I took it at a place near my home more times than not. They never consistently give me the same test every year. Sometimes it was the Ishihara test (colored dots) and sometimes they asked what sequence the lights were on a traffic signal they had hanging from their ceiling. A couple of times they didn't give me either one. Same with the hearing test. They had a little room built and you wore headphones and made hand signals to the nurse working the sound beeps outside the window. Couple of times they just turned their head and whispered. And a couple of more times just like the color blindness test, they didn't check at all.
  5. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    I don't believe the contract says anything specific about passing physicals, as long as the doctor says you meet dot requirements your fine.
  6. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    ditto, the Ishihara test confuses me; i think i'm green-blue deficient





    um, 12, 3? , 23, 8?, 5?, 17? ~ 12 being the only sure thing i'm positive on

    so they whip out 3 solid colored cards & passed that way:eek:
  7. Apd


    Great, thanks for the feedback. That is the only worry I have and would hate to do my time as a package handler only to find out I can't make the cut to become a driver because of it. Thanks again.
  8. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    no problem... i passed 3 straight times soo far w/ that process ~ if they see you struggling, just be direct and say so ~ they'll whip out those solid-colors in a jiffy

    PS: can someone confirm that i got those right?
  9. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Once I had a DOT that took around 3 minutes. They didn't check much of anything.

  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    12,5 8,3 29,15
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You weren't even close HD, except for the 12.
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  12. Thats just wrong.
  13. Vinny Testaverde was colar blind. He played a long time.
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  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Yeah, all I could see above for sure is the 16 in the first one and the 12 in the next set. I'm partially color blind too.

    Sometimes they do the 3 solid color traffic light colors, others I get a bonehead nurse who will point to a random poster on the wall and ask me "what color is this?" I then have to explain to her that for DOT you just have to identify the red, green & yellow of a traffic light.
  15. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    winazre.gif Definitely get your eyes checked right, you don't wanna be like this guy lol.
  16. Where do you find this schitz??
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    If you can't complete a rubik's cube you won't be hired.

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  18. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Gottz lottz of jokes JACQUE COUSTEAU lmfao
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    According to the colored dot test I'm color blind also. Every time I took a physical they gave me the same friggin test. Color blindness is something you are born with (about 1 in 20 guys and 1 in 1000 girls)----something like that. There is no "cure" for color blindness so I don't know why they would continue to give the test once you have been shown to be color blind. I have used the "color blind" thing to my advantage for years by not having to get involved with picking colors for the home or stuff like that.
  20. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Bring color blind is great when your into the dating scene lmfao.