Senior Guide for Safe Driving
Part 8: Resources
Driver License Inquiries
Driver License Inquires
Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 942890
Sacramento, CA 94290-0001
1-800-777-0133 TTY 1-800-368-4327
NOTE: Check our website for specific Driver Safety office locations or call the number above.
DMV Senior Driver Ombudsman Branch
- Los Angeles and Central Coast Counties
- (310) 615-3552
- Sacramento and Northern California Counties
- (916) 657-6464
- Orange County and Southern California Counties
- (714) 705-1588
- San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Area
- (510) 563-8998
Disclaimer: The following services are not promoted or endorsed by DMV.
CarFit is a program designed to help your personalvehicle fit you better. It was developed through collaboration among the American Society on Aging, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Automobile Association (AAA), and American Occupational Therapy Association. The CarFit program information is available at: www.seniordriving.aaa.com
CarFit offers older adults:
- The opportunity to check out how well their personal vehicles “fit” them.
- Information and materials for community-specific resources and activities to make their personal vehicles “fit” better, enhance their safety as drivers, and/or increase their mobility in the community.
The program uses a team of trained event coordinators and health professionals who work with each participant at a scheduled CarFit event. In addition to CarFit, AAA also offers video based screening tools allowing seniors to review a comprehensive 12-point check of how well you and your car work together and other resources necessary for safe driving.
AARP - Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older.
601 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20049
AAA – Administrative Office - Offers seniors driving safety and mobility strategies.
607 14th St. NW, Ste. 201
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 942-2050
Fax: (202) 638-5943
Websites: www.aaafoundation.org | www.seniordriving.aaa.com
American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - Resource for Occupational Therapy advocacy and policy.
4720 Montgomery Ln.
PO Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
Telephone: (301) 652-2682
Fax: (301) 652-7711
California Board of Occupational Therapy - State website that licenses Occupational Therapists.
2005 Evergreen St., Ste 2050
Sacramento, CA 95815
Telephone: (916) 263-2294
Fax: (916) 263-2701
California Department of Aging - Administers programs serving older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term facilities.
1300 National Dr., Ste 200
Sacramento, CA 95834
Telephone: (916) 419-7500 TDD 1-800-735-2929
Fax: (916) 928-2267
Leading Age - Advocacy fighting ageism and ageism resources (i.e., senior: housing, workplace age discrimination).
2519 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 783-2242
National Agricultural Library - Nutrient Data for Foods, Obesity Prevention, Farmland Information Center, USDA information, Nutrition.gov information for healthful eating choices.
10301 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Telephone: (301) 504-5755
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - Vehicle: recall information, ratings, equipment, and technology. Risky driving behavior and road safety information.
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20590
National Institute on Aging - Information on healthy aging, caregiving, and end of life.
31 Center Dr. MSC 2292
Building 31, Rm 5C27
Bethesda, MD 20892
Fax: (301) 496-1072
National Library of Medicine - The world’s largest biomedical library.
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Fax: (301) 402-1384
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Protects the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
200 Independence Ave. S.W.
Washington, DC 20201
Additional Websites & Resources
Additional Websites & Resources California Care Network - Helps people locate state-licensed health, social, mental health, alcohol and drug, and disability and elder care services and facilities.
California Department of Transportation - Manages the state highway system; involved with public transportation systems throughout the state.
California Registry - A free service offered to seniors or their family members to assist them in locating retirement homes and assisted living.
Caltrans QuickMap - Presents several types of real-time traffic information layered on a Google Map.
ClinicalTrials.gov - A database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.
Driving School Association of California - A nonprofit corporation comprised of driving school owners, operators, instructors, and other concerned parties through the State of California.
Office of Disease Prevention/Health Promotion - Sets national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans.
National Institute of Health (NIH) -The largest biomedical research agency in the world.
USA.gov/retirement - Provides information on the basics about retirement and pension benefits.
Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF) - Empowers seniors by providing valuable information and resources to make informed financial and investment decisions.
Elder Care Locator - A free national service used to find resources for older adults in any US community.
Local County Information and Referral Agency - Designed to lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordinated community-based programs and services for the elderly in each community.
California Department of Aging - The Older Americans Act Title IIIB Supportive Services Program, provides funding for a variety of supportive service programs through locally developed community-based systems of services that enable older adults to access services that address functional limitations, promote socialization, continued health, independence, and transportation.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
The following DMV publications and forms are available at www.dmv.ca.gov or by calling 1-800-777-0133:
FFDL 10 Potentially Unsafe Driver
FFDL 14 Vision Standards
FFDL 16 Vehicle Collisions!
FFDL 22 Preparing for Your Driving Test
FFDL 26 Driver Safety Administrative Hearing Process
FFDL 27 DMV’s Reexamination Process
FFDL 28 Driver Distractions
FFDL 33 Selecting a Driving School for Driver Education and Driver Training (DE/DT)
FFDL 41 Helping Drivers Maintain Their Driving Independence
DL 955 Driving Test Criteria Guide
DL 956 Preparing for Your Supplemental Driving Performance Evaluation
Report of Vision Examination (DL 62)
Request for Cancellation or Surrender of a Driver License or Identification Card (DL 142)
Request for Driver Reexamination (DS 699)
Self-Referral for Reevaluation of Driving Skill (DS 699A)
Subpoena, Duces Tecum, Affidavit in Support of Subpoena Duces Tecum (DS 2000P)