Michigan Driver License Information for Seniors

Renewal Cycle

4-year renewal cycle (mail-in every other cycle if free of convictions)

Tests

Vision and knowledge test at renewal.

Vision Tests

Minimum acuity 20/40 better eye for unrestricted; 20/70 better eye with daylight only restriction; 20/60 if progressive abnormalities or disease of the eye.

Special Requirements

No special requirements for older drivers.

Accelerated Renewal

none

OtherProvisions

none

DMV Website

http://www.michigan.gov/sos

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.