Glatzel v Freistat Bayern

European Union – Transport. The present proceedings between Mr Glatzel and Freistaat Bayern concerned the decision by which Mr Glatzel had been refused a driving licence for vehicles in categories C1 and C1E, as defined by Directive (EC) 2006/126 (the Directive), on the ground that the visual acuity in his worse eye did not reach the minimum level required in point 6.4 of Annex III to that directive. Following a request for the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) to make a preliminary ruling on the compatibility of point 6.4 of the Directive with arts 20, 21(1) and 26 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union concerning the minimum standards relating to the physical fitness to drive a motor vehicle as regards visual acuity, the Court decided that consideration of that issue did not reveal any information capable of affecting the validity of point 6.4 of Annex III to the Directive.

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