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In what states are senior citizens required to take a driving test?

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Illinois requires citizens to take a road test to renew their licenses after the age of 75. In some states, such as Nebraska and Nevada, DMVs issuing new licenses to older drivers may require them to take a road test if they suspect the drivers are physically or mentally impaired.

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In what states are senior citizens required to take a driving test?
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Some states require senior citizens to renew their driver's licenses more frequently than younger drivers. This typically occurs after the age of 65. To prevent older drivers with impaired skills from being able to drive with a valid license, some laws require senior citizens to renew their licenses in person rather than by mail or online and may also require a vision exam.

Some states require a license to be revoked if a physician reports that a driver is no longer physically fit to drive properly, and other states allow anyone to contact a state's Secretary of State about a driver whom they believe is unfit to drive. A few states require senior citizens to pass a physical exam conducted by a physician in order to renew their licenses.

A history of crashes may also necessitate passing a road, written or vision test at the time of renewal. Some restrictions only limit the driver's ability to drive at night.

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