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posted: October 31, 2006

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Timely Tip: Elderly Rights, States and Driving

As we and our loved ones age, our capacity to perform certain functions diminishes. Thinking, driving, handling finances, and more are affected. But most often, our right to perform these functions is not legally taken away, except in certain situations involving a loss of mental competency.

Driving is a prime example. Here's a sampling of state laws regarding elderly drivers:

  • Only Illinois and New Hampshire require a road test for drivers 75 and older. In Illinois, drivers over age 81 must renew their license every two years, and those over 87 must renew their license every year.
  • In Tennessee, drivers over 65 do not have to renew their license at all.
  • In North Carolina, drivers 60 and older get to skip the parallel parking part of the road test.
  • California is the only state in which doctors are required to report drivers who are impaired due to illness or disability to the DMV.

 

For the full story on elderly rights in the face of diminished cognitive control, read Can Dad Still Vote? In the October 2006 edition of Caregiver's Home Companion. Click here for more.

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