Q: I am Concerned About My Parent's Ability to Drive, but I'm Hesitant to Take Away His or Her Independence. Does Georgia Have Any Special License Requirements for Older Drivers?
A:Georgia drivers aged 64 and older are required to renew their license in person at a Georgia Department of Driver Services Office (DDS). All drivers will be required to take a vision test. In some cases, drivers may also have to supply a medical report indicating that they are healthy enough to drive.
Additionally, a senior driver in Georgia may have to submit to a reexamination in order to renew his or her license. A reexamination may be ordered based on the person's driving record, medical report or on the recommendation of a family member, doctor or officer. A hearing officer may require the reexamination to include a written test and/or driving test, in addition to the standard interview.
As auto accident attorneys in Atlanta, we understand your desire to protect your loved one's life and independence. We understand that you don't want your loved one to cause an accident and that you want your loved one to be able to get around unassisted, to the greatest extent possible.
If you have any concerns about your loved one's ability to drive then we encourage you to talk to your loved one, his or her doctor, or DDS to try to work out a safe solution.
If you have been hurt by a senior driver, we urge you to contact an Atlanta auto accident lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 for more information about your rights and your potential recovery. You can also read our FREE e-book 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim for more information.