Idaho Driver License Information for Seniors

Renewal Cycle

4-year renewal cycle (mail-in every other renewal)

Tests

Vision test required.

Vision Tests

20/40 in better eye for no restrictions; 20/50 - 20/60 requires annual testing; 20/70 denied license; use of bioptic lenses is acceptable, but acuity must reach 20/40.

Special Requirements

Driving test may be required if examiner thinks it's needed. No renewal by mail required at age 69+.

Accelerated Renewal

none

OtherProvisions

Renewal for applicants ages 69 and above will not be required.

DMV Website

http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/

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.