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: Oct 20, 2022Fact Checked

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Maria Hanson grew up with a unique passion and understanding of both the automotive and insurance industries. With one grandfather in auto mechanics and another working in insurance, you could say automotive insurance is in her blood. Her love of research and finance serves her well in studying insurance trends and liability.  Maria has expanded her scope of expertise to home, health, and life...

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Rachael Brennan has been working in the insurance industry since 2006 when she began working as a licensed insurance representative for 21st Century Insurance, during which time she earned her Property and Casualty license in all 50 states. After several years she expanded her insurance expertise, earning her license in Health and AD&D insurance as well. She has worked for small health in...

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UPDATED: Oct 20, 2022

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