Older Drivers

Frequently Asked Questions

19. Can the state take away my driver’s license?

Yes, but only if it determines that you can no longer drive safely. States can limit the right to drive of an individual of any age based on his or her abilities. A state department of motor vehicles reviews medical evidence and conducts written and on–the–road tests to see which restrictions make sense for a particular person. The state can renew a person’s license with restrictions — or it can suspend or revoke the license.