In this section of ChORUS, you'll find state-by-state information pertaining to driver licensing policies and procedures. Since each state handles driver licensing and assessments differently, it's important to be prepared for the specific requirements you'll encounter. Drivers, caregivers, licensing authorities, researchers and others are likely to find this section especially useful. Note that at the top of the list of resources are databases, matrices, research reports, etc. that deal with licensing policies on a national basis (e.g., AAA's Digest of Motor Laws, which contains information for all states); subsequently, state information is presented in alphabetical order by state.

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The California Highway Patrol has started the Age Well, Drive Smart driving program statewide for senior citizen drivers.

The Denver Post published an article on aging drivers and their support for mandatory retesting to renew driver’s licenses. It also states that In...

This OLR Research Report conducted by Associate Legislative Attorney, Janet L. Kaminski, details Connecticut’s laws regarding license renewal, which...

Chapter 7 “Older Drivers” of Countermeasures That Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasures Guide for State Highway Safety Offices, Eighth Edition, 2015...

Delaware has a website fully dedicated to senior drivers. It is stated on the website that Delaware has more than 250,000 drivers over the age of 60...

DC’s Department of Motor Vehicles has a page on its website specifically for seniors with information regarding licensing. In DC, drivers 70 years...

There were 38.4 million licensed older drivers in 2014—a 31% increase from 10 years earlier (2005). Furthermore, older drivers as a percentage of all...

This website focuses on Florida’s senior drivers and indicates that aging requires some changes in terms of driving safely. It provides information...

This website is used by Florida’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition to help stakeholders (older adults, families/caregivers, health care providers,...

Georgia’s Department of Driver Services has a webpage with information for seniors and driving. It states the requirements for Georgia’s renewal...

Hawaii’s Senior Handbook (available in .pdf format) includes driver and pedestrian information complete with website links to AARP, AAA, American...

AAA outline’s the state of Idaho’s senior licensing laws including frequent renewals and limited renewal options at 70 and older.

The Secretary of State for Illinois, Jesse White’s office has a website called Cyber Drive Illinois that was created to disseminate information...

This report shows the impact in Illinois when the drivers license renewal length shortened from 4 to 2 years for those ages 81-86 and 1 year for...

DMV.com covers senior drivers in Indiana by stating that drivers up to age 75 are required to renew their license every 4 years. Drivers ages 75 to...

Iowa.gov offers information regarding older driver licensing, driving with diminished skills, the risk in driving and there's a Senior Driver...

This link is to Iowa DOT’s .pdf on its Life Savers Conference presented by the office’s Director of Driver Services, Kim Snook. The presentation...

Kansas Highway Patrol has information posted on its website regarding elderly driving and the cautions and concerns that come along with it. Steps...

MARC.org lists several older driver safety resources for residents of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. There are links to automobile rehab services...

Caregiverlist.com states that there is no renewal test for seniors in the state of Kentucky. The renewal cycle is every four years and must be done...

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