Q: I just turned 70 years old and was required to visit a DMV office to renew my license. Is this a common practice?
A: Yes. When drivers turn 70, the DMV requires them to visit a DMV office to take written and vision tests. Senior drivers must take those exams every five years. The DMV understands the important connection between driving and independence and keeps this in mind during the evaluation. Growing older does not automatically make you a poor driver, but the reality is, at some point, all of us will face a decline in our physical, visual or mental abilities, which can impair our ability to drive safely.