Do Most DMVs Have Special Driving Tests for Seniors?

Do Most DMVs Have Special Driving Tests for Seniors?

Most state DMVs have unique or restricted requirements for seniors looking to get or renew a drivers license. In most areas, only a vision test is required for seniors renewing their licenses, but some states also require a road test for older applicants.

As of 2015, five states disallow renewal of drivers licenses by mail after applicants reach a certain age. An additional 10 states require seniors to get a vision test before they are able to renew their drivers licences. Only Illinois and New Hampshire require a special road test for seniors before they can renew. In addition, the age at which new requirements go into effect varies from state to state.