Laws for aging drivers

There are no laws stating how old is too old to drive in Wisconsin. Maintaining a valid license depends on the ability to drive safely.

Wisconsin does not require doctors to report serious medical conditions afflicting seniors to motor vehicle authorities. However, Wisconsin allows individuals to report an unsafe driver. WisDOT’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) addresses these concerns and examines each situation.

Wisconsin does not require re-testing based on age alone.

Drivers age 65 and over must visit a DMV every eight years to renew their driver license.

DMV staff has a responsibility to determine whether the functional ability of a customer may interfere with their ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle. If there is a concern, staff may request additional tests or obtain a medical report.

Drivers should review Wisconsin’s Motorists’ Handbook for the latest on current road regulations.