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At What Age Do Seniors Have To Take A Driving Test?

Written By: William Rivers
Reviewed By: William Rivers
Published: November 14, 2021
Last updated: November 27, 2023

Driving laws for seniors may vary per state, but tests are generally the same no matter what age you are. When you reach the ages of 60 to 65, depending on the state, you may have to renew your driver’s license in person, as opposed to doing it online. This way, professionals can determine if you are fit to drive, depending on your health conditions.

Older drivers are mandated by most states to renew their licenses more often, compared to younger drivers. While senior drivers are proven to be the safest drivers on the road, they are also more likely to be injured or killed in road accidents. It’s best to follow the recommended precautions to ensure road safety for seniors at all times. Determining appropriate driving age is a crucial consideration, involving factors like health, cognitive ability, and regular assessments to make informed decisions about their continued safety on the road.

If you have passed your test and are ready to hit the road, check out some of Senior Strong’s previous posts on campgrounds you can visit. 

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William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.
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