Laws for older drivers
There are no laws stating how old is too old to drive in
Wisconsin. It depends on the ability to drive. Wisconsin also does not
have a standard procedure for re-testing older drivers.
Some states have laws that require doctors to report
serious medical conditions afflicting seniors to motor vehicle
authorities. Officials could then order new driving tests or revoke
But taking away licenses isn't a cure-all. Seniors are
more likely to be killed as pedestrians than as drivers or occupants in
Thirteen states require seniors to renew their licenses
more frequently. Illinois, for example, requires drivers 86 and older to
renew licenses annually.
Opponents say such laws amount to age discrimination. Indeed, some seniors drive into their 90s without any problems.