McDermed looking to steer seniors to driving seminar in New Lenox
Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) wants to keep seniors on the road driving safely and will host a two-hour Senior Driving Seminar in New Lenox on June 6 to do just that.
The event, organized in cooperation with the Illinois secretary of state, is meant to prepare senior citizens for written driving tests given as part of the license renewal process.
“I know how important it is for seniors to maintain their independence and being able to drive is an important part of that,” McDermed said in a press release. “For good reason the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has additional requirements and measures for senior drivers. I invite any and all senior citizens to these driving seminars as I know they will benefit greatly from this refresher course.”
Drivers between the ages of 69 and 80 must renew their licenses every four years, while those between 81 and 86 must do so every two years and those 87 and older must do so every year. When drivers turn 75, they are typically required to renew even valid licenses, and must take a road test.
Drivers must take a vision test and a written exam every eight years.
The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. at the New Lenox Police Department on Veterans Parkway.
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