Mature Driving Safety & Planning for Alternatives


Mature Driver Safety Tips and Resources


  • Virginia GrandDriver – Find safety tips for older drivers, signs that your ability or a family member's ability to drive safely is changing, and an online test to help assess your driving ability.

  • Tips for Driving Safely with Age-Related Changes - Check out these tips from the National Institute on Aging to help you drive safely if you experience changes in vision, hearing, attention and reaction time, or strength, flexibility and coordination.

  • Quick Videos on How Medical Conditions Impact Older Drivers – These quick videos by the National Highway Safety Administration show how medical conditions can impact driving abilities. Watch to see on-the-road examples and learn more about how to stay safe.


Driver Safety Courses and Evaluations


  • Mature Driver Safety Courses – This Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles page lists organizations offering DMV-approved mature operator's safety courses.
     
  • CarFit – Find out more about CarFit, a program that provides a trained professional who helps drivers ensure their vehicle "fits" for maximum comfort and safety. This includes adjustments to mirrors, head rests, seat position, etc.
     
  • Driver Testing Centers – Find centers that provide Comprehensive Driver Assessments to evaluate driving ability and safety.
     
  • Renewing Virginia Driver’s License at 75 (PDF) – Find out about the state requirement regarding vision screening for license renewal.
     
  • Medical Authorizations and Requirements – This Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles page describes medical fitness for safe driving including vision screening requirements.


Planning for Driving Alternatives



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