California Senior Driver
You will need a federal compliant card such as a passport, military ID, or REAL ID to board a domestic flight or access some federal facilities beginning October 1, 2020. The DMV started offering REAL ID driver licenses and ID cards on January 22, 2018. A field office visit is required to apply for a REAL ID.
The information on the following pages has been developed specifically for senior drivers. DMV wants you to maintain your driving independence for as long as you can safely drive. These pages offer links to helpful information on this website and to other senior driver websites.
Your Driver License
Information about Driver License Renewal, Vision Tests,
Written Tests, Driving Tests, Restricted
Driver License, DMV Reexaminations,
Renewing an ID Card, Duplicate ID,
Public Transportation and Paratransit
Services, Disabled Person Placard or
Plates, Replacing Plates and Stickers,
Window Decals for Vehicles with Wheelchair
Senior Ombudsman Program
Mature Driver Improvement Programs (Driver training programs specifically developed for senior drivers.)
Selecting a Driving School (Developed for teen drivers but the information for selecting a driving school is useful for all drivers.)
Local DMV Driver Safety Offices
Local DMV Field Offices
Did You Know
There are more than 5.5 million drivers over the age of 55 in California?
More than 2.5 million are 70 or older.