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|Much of the
discussion on this issue regards the licensing of older drivers. Some policy-makers see
interventions based upon the licensure of the elderly as a path to pursue. What, though,
is the most appropriate method? Rules that apply to all individuals determined by age? Or
rules that only apply to those most at risk for crash?
At present, licensing procedures for older drivers do not vary widely from those for younger drivers. Most states have no special renewal procedures at all. Ten states require more frequent renewal in older drivers than younger drivers. Only 5 states require additional vision or road testing. Some states, such as California will not allow mailed in renewals of licenses in older drivers, and this could lead to a vision test being done on the applicant. These states are indicated by the slanted lines. Tennessee has conveniently dispensed with the need for renewal altogether once you reach age 65 years.
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety