Some states require that drivers over a certain age before renewal of their license must take a vision test and may be subject to a driving test and a review of their record. Also in a number of states, a doctor can or may be requied to notify state motor vehicle licening facilities that a person's drivers license should be suspended due to medical conditions, such as a stroke, or if had an epilisey seizure (usually for 1 year). Some states may allow a doctor to file a statement that in their medical opinion, due to medical and mental conditions, recommend that a person's DL
be suspended. Problem is that it can put the doctor in a bad and time consuming position, and there can be an appeals process. Still, the primary physican can be your best ally.
One problem with losing your license is the need for a picture ID
, such as a drivers license that may be needed for health care and, of course, taking a air flight. Many states MV
agencies can issue non-driver ID
's based on a license but clearly marked as not for driving. After my father had a major stroke at age 77, it was clear he could never drive again. A few months later his license came up for renewal, and we made it clear that he couldn't renew it, and slowly he realized the reality that he couldn't drive again. He still has the expired license for ID