Policy Analysis | March 2014

What special provisions do SLC member states have for elderly drivers?

SLC Member State Driver Licensing Procedures for Elderly Drivers

State Length of regular renewal cycle Older drivers - accelerated renewal Older drivers - other provisions
Alabama 4 years none none
Arkansas 4 years none none
Florida 8 years 6 years for people 80 and older renewal applicants 80 and older must pass a vision test administered at any driver's license office or if applying by mail or electronically must pass a vision test administered by a licensed physician or optometrist. Florida allows only two successive renewals may be made electronically or by mail, regardless of age
Georgia 5 or 8 years 5 years for people 60 and older vision test for people 64 and older
Kentucky 4 years none none
Louisiana 4 years none mail renewal not available to people 70 and older and to people whose prior renewal was by mail
Mississippi 4 or 8 years, at the option of the driver none none
Missouri 6 years 3 years for drivers 70 and older and 21 and younger none
North Carolina 8 years 5 years for drivers 66 and older people 60 and older are not required to parallel park in the road test
Oklahoma 4 years none license fee is reduced for drivers 62-64 and is waived for drivers 65 and older. Mail renewal is available only if the preceding issuance or renewal was done in person by the applicant, regardless of age
South Carolina 10 years, and vision test every 5 years 5 years for drivers 65 and older vision test required for people 65 and older
Tennessee 5 years none fees are reduced for drivers 60 and older and licenses issued to people 65 and older do not expire
Texas 6 years 2 years for drivers 85 and older mail or electronic renewal not available to people 79 and older
Virginia 8 years none vision test required for people 80 and older
West Virginia 5 years none none

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (accessed February 20, 2014)