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Many people in the United States drive a car. Driving is a privilege and gives a sense of freedom. Many older adults depend on driving to maintain their independence and allow them to get to various events and appointments, including medical appointments. Unfortunately, a person can develop physical or cognitive challenges that affect their driving ability. At some point, people need to consider driving behaviors, crash risk, and driving performance. When considering these factors, one must balance senior drivers with safety for all road users.
Although many seniors continue to drive safely, the DMV has special rules for drivers 70 and older who seek to renew their licenses. For example, drivers 70 and older must renew their licenses in person every five years and submit to a vision and written test. Furthermore, depending on any report filed by a law enforcement officer, physician, or family member, a person may be subject to a road test. The DMV may also impose driving restrictions on a person, such as:
California DMV allows drivers, courts, police, other DMVs, family members, or any source to report an unsafe driver. Anonymous reports are not accepted, but anyone can ask that their name be kept confidential, and the DMV will honor that.
Another option is to enroll the driver in a local Mature Driver Improvement Program. These programs provide instructions for
A final option is to have a professional assess a person’s driving skills. Various large companies such as AAA offer this service, as well as small local companies. Costs vary, and a non-biased third party can evaluate a driver and provide their professional opinion.
Going through the stages of aging can affect a person’s ability to drive. STAGES is here to guide you through how to deal with the situation.
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