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Division of Motor Vehicles

Senior Driving

Your Health :: General Information

There are many changes we experience with age that may affect driving.

  • At age 40, mental sharpness begins to diminish, thought processing slows, multitasking is more challenging, night vision worsens, and recovery from glare is reduced
  • At age 50, 9 in 10 people require glasses, and reaction time slows
  • At age 60, muscle strength and range of motion decrease by as much as 25%
  • At age 70, arthritic joints make movement painful and restrict mobility, and conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, hypertension, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and diabetes may affect perception and behavior