Do Most DMVs Have Special Driving Tests for Seniors?


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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.

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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.

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