Elderly Driving Laws By State

Posted on November 29th, 2018
By Taos Injury Lawyers

State Elderly Driving Laws

Each state has its own rules for elderly drivers. A driver’s license won’t be revoked just because of being a certain age, but some states do have different rules for license renewals for elderly people.

State Laws for Elderly Drivers

Some age-specific laws for each state include:

  1. Alabama – There are no special rules for elderly drivers in Alabama.
  2. Alaska – Starting at age 69, drivers in Alaska must pass a vision test and renew their license in person.
  3. Arizona – Starting at age 65, drivers in Arizona are required to renew their license in person and pass a vision test.
  4. Arkansas – There are no special rules for elderly drivers in Arkansas.
  5. California – Starting at age 70, drivers in California must apply for all license renewals in person.
  6. Colorado – Starting at age 61, more frequent license renewals are required. A driver’s license must be renewed every five years instead of every ten years.
  7. Connecticut – In Connecticut, seniors may choose to renew their license every two years starting at the age of 65, which can save money.
  8. Delaware – There are no special requirements for seniors in Delaware.
  9. District of Columbia – At age 70, renewals in the District of Columbia must be done in person and drivers must also have certification of physical and mental competence from a doctor.
  10. Florida – Elderly drivers must renew their license every six years starting at 80 in Florida.
  11. Georgia – Drivers in Georgia must pass a vision test at every renewal starting at age 65.
  12. Hawaii – Starting at age 72, a license must be renewed every two years instead of every eight years in Hawaii.
  13. Idaho – Drivers in Idaho must renew a license every four years beginning at age 63.
  14. Illinois – Beginning at age 75, drivers are required to renew their license in person and to take a road test.
  15. Indiana – Drivers in Indiana must apply for a license in person for every renewal starting at age 70.
  16. Iowa – Drivers in Iowa must renew their license every two years starting at age 70.
  17. Kansas – Drivers in Kansas must renew their license every four years starting at age 65.
  18. Kentucky – There are no special driving requirements for seniors in Kentucky.
  19. Louisiana – Seniors in Louisiana must apply for a license in person for every renewal starting at age 70
  20. Maine – Maine residents must renew their license every four years starting at age 65; more frequent vision testing starts at age 40.
  21. Maryland – Drivers age 40 and older must include a report from a vision specialist when renewing their license in Maryland.
  22. Massachusetts – Massachusetts drivers must apply for a license in person for every renewal starting at age 75.
  23. Michigan – There are no special requirements for seniors in Michigan.
  24. Minnesota – There are no special requirements for seniors in Minnesota.
  25. Mississippi – There are no special requirements for seniors in Mississippi.
  26. Missouri – Drivers in Missouri must renew their license every three years starting at age 70.
  27. Montana – Drivers in Montana must renew their license in person every four years starting at age 75.
  28. Nebraska – There are no special requirements for seniors in Nebraska.
  29. Nevada – Drivers age 65 and older, must renew their license every four years in Nevada.
  30. New Hampshire – There are no special requirements for seniors in New Hampshire.
  31. New Jersey – There are no special requirements for seniors in New Jersey.
  32. New Mexico – Drivers in New Mexico must renew their license every four years starting at 67; annually starting at 75.
  33. New York – There are no special requirements for seniors in New York.
  34. North Carolina – Drivers in North Carolina must renew their license every five years starting at 66.
  35. North Dakota – Drivers in North Dakota must renew their license every four years starting at 78.
  36. Ohio – There are no special requirements for seniors in Ohio.
  37. Oklahoma – There are no special requirements for seniors in Oklahoma.
  38. Oregon – Drivers in Oregon must pass a vision test every eight years starting at 50.
  39. Pennsylvania – Seniors in Pennsylvania may choose to renew their license every two years.
  40. Rhode Island – Drivers in Rhode Island must renew their license in person every two years starting at age 75.
  41. South Carolina – Drivers in South Carolina must renew their license every five years starting at 65.
  42. South Dakota – Drivers in South Dakota need a statement from a vision specialist starting at 65.
  43. Tennessee – There are no special requirements for seniors in Tennessee.
  44. Texas – Drivers in Texas must apply for a license in person starting at 79. A license must be renewed every two years starting at 85.
  45. Utah – There are no special requirements for seniors in Utah.
  46. Vermont – There are no special requirements for seniors in Vermont.
  47. Virginia – Drivers in Virginia must renew their license every five years starting at 75.
  48. Washington – Drivers must apply in person for a license starting at 70.
  49. West Virginia – There are no special requirements for seniors in West Virginia.
  50. Wisconsin – There are no special requirements for seniors in Wisconsin.
  51. Wyoming – There are no special requirements for seniors in Wyoming.

Accidents Caused by Elderly Drivers

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