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SAT-016: Driver’s License Renewal

 
Driver’s License Renewal: The Wisconsin Medical Society, recognizing that the safety of older drivers is a growing health concern, believes that because physicians play an essential role in helping patients slow their rate of functional decline, physicians should increase their awareness of the medical conditions, medications and functional deficits that may impair and individual’s driving performance and supports

  • The Department of Transportation’s emphasis on evaluating the functional ability of impaired and elder drivers.
  • That drivers 75 years of age and older be encouraged to take special drivers’ training courses.
  • Driver’s license renewal every two years after age 75 or at shorter intervals if recommended by a physician based upon medical assessment of the driver’s functional impairments. (HOD, 0410)*

 
*Currently under five-year policy review.