OLR Research Report


March 15, 2002

 

2002-R-0021

ELDERLY DRIVER ISSUES

 

By: James J. Fazzalaro, Principal Research Analyst

State

Renew By Mail Prohibited

For:

Shorter Renewal Cycle Applies

Age-Specific Vision or Road Test at Renewal

Alaska

Age 69+

   

Arizona

Age 70+

All licenses normally valid until age 65. Age 65+ must get a 5 year license

 

California

Age 70+

   

Colorado

Age 66+

10 year normal term

5 years for age 61+

 

Hawaii

 

6 year normal term

2 year for age 72+

 

Idaho

 

4 or 8 year option through age 62; Age 63+ get only 4 year license

 

Illinois

 

4 year normal term

2 years for age 81-86

1 year for age 87 and older

Age 75 and older must take road test at renewal

Indiana

 

4 year normal term

3 years for age 75+

 

Iowa

 

2 or 4 year option normally

Age 65+ must get 2 year

 

Kansas

 

6 year normal term

4 years for age 65+

 

Louisiana

Age 70+

   

Maine

 

6 year normal term

4 years for age 65+

Vision test required at first renewal after age 40; every second renewal until age 62; every renewal after age 62

New Hampshire

   

Age 75 and older must take road test at renewal

New Mexico

 

4 or 8 year option normal

4 years for drivers turning 75 in last half of 8 year cycle and thereafter

 

Oregon

   

Vision screening every 8 years after age 50

Rhode Island

 

5 years normal term

2 years for age 70+

 

Utah

   

Vision test for age 65 and older