How can the DMV help ensure that my aging loved one is a safe driver?

Dr. Aruna V. Josyula, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is ultimately responsible for the renewal or revoking of driver’s licenses. However, each person is unique in the deficits that affect his or her ability to drive, and these deficits may not be readily apparent when a person applies for a license renewal. Also, driving ability may change after renewing the license. That is why it is important to regularly assess for difficulties with driving and bring it to the attention of your doctor, so that appropriate next steps can be taken.

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