A look at the varying rules across the states we are licensed in governing drivers’ licenses for older adults.
MINNESOTA: Licenses last for four years for everyone, with no older age requirements.
WISCONSIN: Licenses are renewed every eight years, with no special provisions for older drivers.
If a doctor reports to the state Department of Transportation that a person shouldn’t drive, the license is automatically canceled and the person can appeal to a medical review board. Police and other citizens also can report possibly unsafe drivers, prompting licensing officials to require that the person visit a physician and may require a road test. If licensing officials determine there’s a problem, they may revoke the license or add restrictions such as driving only within 15 miles of home or only during daylight.