Length of Regular Renewal Cycle
Provisions for Mature Drivers
More and more Americans are outliving their ability to drive safely. As a result of impairments in three functions that are important for driving – vision, cognition and motor function – older drivers have a higher crash risk than middle aged adults.
To address this issue, many state driver licensing laws have specific provisions for older drivers.
33 States and the District of Columbia have special provisions for mature drivers. These include: accelerated renewal frequency; restriction of online or mailed renewals; vision test; road test; or reduced or waived renewal fees.
NOTE: GHSA does not compile any additional data on mature driver laws other than what is presented here. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.
78 and over: renewal every 4 years
66 and over: renewal every 5 years
60 and over: parallel parking not required on road test
Choice of 4 or 8 years
75 and over: renewal every year
75 and over: road test required
70 and over: mail renewal must include medical report
72 and over: no electronic renewal
8 years (or 4 years by mail)
75 and over: renewal every 4 years