Driving Tests for Senior Citizens
The two demographics that cause the most motor vehicle accidents in the United States are teenagers and senior citizens. Although senior citizens have a lifetime of driving experience, declining motor skills and/or sensory perception may render them unfit for driving a vehicle.
Because of this, Minnesota requires most senior drivers to take a basic vision test in order to renew their license. The vision standard at Minnesota DDVS (Department of Driver and Vehicle Services) is 20/40 with or without eyewear, and peripheral (side) vision of 105 degrees.
If you do not meet these standards, you may be issued a Visual Acuity report and asked to see a licensed vision specialist, who will perform a more complete vision examination to decide whether or not you are able to drive safely.
In certain cases, senior drivers may have restrictions placed on their driver license, such as:
- Must wear corrective lenses or glasses
- Prohibited from driving at night
- Prohibited from driving during rush hour
- Prohibited from driving on the freeway
- Required to have special mechanical devices on the vehicle
- Required to have extra seat support for a safe driving position
If you have been injured in a Minneapolis car accident, please contact GoldenbergLaw today or call 612-436-5026 to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent injured accident victims in Minneapolis and throughout the state of Minnesota.