Rep. McDermed Announces First Senior Driving Seminar of the Year

State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is again pleased to provide several Senior Driving Seminars over the course of the year for older drivers looking to refresh their memory of the written driving test. The seminars are free and are taught by an instructor from the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. The class covers an overview of the contents of the Rules of the Road booklet and includes a sample test.

“After a certain age, the rules for renewing your license change and a refresher course on the driving rules, both new and old, is extremely beneficial,” explained Rep. McDermed. “I know how important driving is to maintaining one’s independence, so I invite any and all seniors to these informative and well-received seminars.”

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office imposes additional requirements and measures for senior drivers:

  • 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.
  • All drivers have to take a vision test.
  • Drivers will be asked to take a written knowledge test every 8 years, unless they have no traffic violations. If your driving records indicate an accident, then you will need to pass a written and/or driving test.
  • Drivers over 75 years have to take a road test at the time of renewal.

The first seminar will take place on Monday, March 11th at the Frankfort Township Building located at 11000 W Lincoln Highway. The two-hour seminar will run from 10 a.m.-Noon. Other seminars are scheduled for July and November of this year, with more information to come later. If you have any questions or would like to attend, please RSVP by contacting Rep. McDermed’s office at (815) 277-2079.