Advice for older drivers

Everybody's driving changes over time in different ways and for many reasons.

To support older drivers, we offer driving assessments and an online older driver module.

Driving assessments for older drivers

An older driver assessment lasts approximately one hour and will be in your own vehicle and on roads familiar to you.

After you have applied, the assessor will contact you to make an appointment for your drive.

The assessment aims to:

  • refresh your driving skills
  • help you to drive safer for longer

You and your assessor will complete a short questionnaire before the drive to ensure the assessment is tailored to meet your own driving needs.

You will be given verbal feedback after the assessment and receive a written report and certificate of completion.

Apply for an older driver assessment online.

Apply by post by printing and returning a completed application form.

Driver's medical assessment

The older drivers assessment is not a medical assessment.

If you need a medical assessment view the Regional Driving Assessment Centre (RDAC) website.

View more information on driving as we age on the older drivers forum.

Renewing your licence

Driving licences expire when you are 70.

When you are 70, you need to renew your licence if you want to continue driving, and then renew it ever 3 years.

View more information on renewing your driving licence at GOV.UK.