Elderly Drivers: When Is It Time to Stop Driving?

Older drivers are some of the safest drivers and therefore have some of the lowest auto insurance rates. Eventually, though, all that experience starts to be offset by slower reactions, worse eyesight, and other issues. Knowing when elderly drivers should stop driving can be complicated. The dangers of elderly drivers aren't fixed at a certain age. There are perfectly safe 80-year-old drivers and even those who are safely driving after 90 years old. Some of the signs you are too old to drive may never appear in some drivers, but many states have a maximum driving age by state after which drivers must undergo more thorough examinations before they can renew their license.

UPDATED: Dec 29, 2023Fact Checked

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UPDATED: Dec 29, 2023

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