Arizona Driver License Information for Seniors

Renewal Cycle

12-year renewal cycle

Tests

New photograph and vision test required.

Vision Tests

Minimum acuity 20/40 in one eye required;acuity of 20/60 restricted to daytime only. Bioptic lenses may not be used to meet acuity standard.

Special Requirements

No renewal by mail after age 70 (available to active duty veterans and dependents only.)

Accelerated Renewal

5 years for people 65 and older.

OtherProvisions

for active duty veterans and dependents, mail renewal is prohibited at age 70.

DMV Website

http://www.azdot.gov/mvd/

Additional Information

What to do if you think a Senior should not be driving: Caregiverlist's Safe Driving Checklist

AARP Driver Safety Courses: as car features and driving laws change, this is an effective way to polish up on defensive driving techniques. Visit AARP's website to find a senior driver safety course near you.

If you are having difficulty addressing safe driving with your parents or grandparents or senior loved one, know that you are not the first to have this challenge. We share the humor of South Park with you from this television show's episode, called "Grey Dawn".

Geriatric Care Managers: you may want a third-party senior care professional to assist you with addressing the issue of driving with your senior loved one. Geriatric Care Managers (GCM's) are trained in how to manage issues around aging with seniors and their family members to achieve a positive outcome.