New Lenox, IL … State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is pleased to offer a Senior Driving Seminar in collaboration with the Illinois Secretary of State. The two hour class is offered in June and will give senior citizens an opportunity to refresh their memory for the written driving test when renewing their licenses. The seminar is taught by an instructor from the Secretary of State’s Office and includes an extensive overview of the contents of the Rules of the Road booklet and sample test. The seminar is free of charge.
“I know how important it is for seniors to maintain their independence and being able to drive is an important part of that. For good reason the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has additional requirements and measures for senior drivers,” explained Rep. McDermed. “I invite any and all senior citizens to these driving seminars as I know they will benefit greatly from this refresher course.”
Illinois drivers can renew their licenses for 4 years between ages 69 and 80. Until the age of 86 licenses drivers can renew for 2 years and after 87 years the license needs to be renewed annually. Drivers who are 75 years of age or older at the time their current driver license expires are generally required to renew their license in person at a local DMV. All drivers have to take a vision test, but in addition, drivers will be asked to take a written knowledge test every 8 years, unless they have no traffic violations. Drivers over 75 years have to take a road test at the time of renewal.
If you have any questions or would like to attend, please RSVP by calling Rep. McDermed’s office at (815) 277-2079.