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Old 04-03-2015, 11:57 PM
 
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Here in Florida you basically have to have a pulse. Sometimes, they even waive that requirement.

Don
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That applies to my Dad, 90 yrs old,cant walk,cant hear, the Fla. DMV just renewed his license for another 5 years
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:54 AM
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Location: in my living room
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I'm not sure but the geezer than rammed my sister and I yesterday sure doesn't need his renewed!
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Here in Florida you basically have to have a pulse. Sometimes, they even waive that requirement.

Don


This is so true! Driving here is like playing dodge ball!
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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It's no better in TN than in FL. There's no reason to set foot in a DMV in TN - 5 yr renewal - by mail - no eye test required and, no picture required for anyone over 65.

I have a restriction on my license - no, not vision - it's hearing. I need either a hearing aid or a larger rearview mirror. I wanted that restriction. If I should get pulled over, where do cops stand - behind the driver's door. Um, I can't hear if you are not looking me in the face. Hopefully having that restriction listed will help when I specifically ask the cop to stand where I can see his face. YA NOT! But I can hope. At least when I drive locally, I am friends with the county sheriff and mayor.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile I so agree (also in Florida)

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Here in Florida you basically have to have a pulse. Sometimes, they even waive that requirement.

Don
My FIL got his last license renewed in 2013 when he was 91. Took the eye test and says they told him he has the vision of a 20 year old. Well, he doesn't even wear glasses - his vision is probably better than mine.

His reflexes are slower and I worry about his response times.

He is driving less and less these days. I think last week the car went 3 miles (quite an improvement) and that could have been driven by the caregiver.

I wish Florida needed an actual driving test for those over 70.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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Hi...can you tell me which driver's ed course/instructor you worked with and in which city or town.
Thanks...much appreciated
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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In California, drivers licenses are good for five years, and whether you can renew them by mail or not depends on your driving record. Some years I renewed by mail, but once or twice I had to go in and take the vision test and the written test.

But by law all renewals occurring past age 70 require the written test and the vision test. I found that out recently when I got my renewal information in the mail. But there is no age-related requirement for a driving test! I wouldn't have minded or objected if I had been required to take a driving test, but the lack of that requirement made the process easier and quicker for me. In fact, I think all renewals after 70 OUGHT to require a driving test.

Anyway I missed one question on the regular license written exam and missed none on the motorcycle license written exam. I had no trouble passing the vision test. Total fee = $33.00. Total time = one hour, 20 minutes (most of that waiting in various lines).

The written testing is now done via touch screen, so no one is handling any pieces of paper connected with the testing and no human spends time grading the test. The machine tells you right away if you have missed a question, and when you have correctly answered enough questions to pass, the machine announces you passed the test and terminates the testing process.

How about your state?
In AZ drivers 65 and older have to renew every five years. It involves filling out the form, an eye test and new picture. That's it and is usually a fast process at our local DMV. For younger drivers the license is issued to age 65! They can go online to renew or go in person. They SHOULD get their picture renewed every five years.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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Hi...can you tell me which driver's ed course/instructor you worked with and in which city or town.
Thanks...much appreciated
......Based on all the 'location' information you have given, I'd just go into your local DMV, Driver's renewal office and take whichever instructor you get. However, make sure when (you're in the car with the instructor), and the instructor asks to see your current license, you have a $100 dollar bill, folded and discretely 'paper-clipped' to the back of the license.

Friends in the Chicago area say:...."IT WORKS EVERY TIME"
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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what In_newengland describes is far, far worse. I couldn't believe my eyes as I was reading that.

About twenty years ago it was so bad that some politicians promised to reform it. For a while it was better--much shorter lines and faster service. You didn't have to take a day off from work to go to the registry!! But now they're just as rude as they used to be and it's just as arbitrary and confusing. At least now you take a number and sit. Before, you'd enter a jam packed room with no signs or clues, get into one of the lines to find out what line to get into!

If any state politician wants to get elected, looks like they could make promises about the registry again.
Well, as they say in New Hampshire - live free, or live in Mass!

In all these, the "nanny" states that I wouldn't consider living in show their stripes - hassles with getting a driver's license past some arbitrary age, can be added to high taxes, restrictions on 2nd Amendment rights, and outside of California, damn awful weather.
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