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Important Message from Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles

Appointment Numbers (Or Schedule an Appt. Online)

Delaware City Driver Services: 302-365-8771, Delaware City Vehicle Services: 302-365-8770,Dover Driver Services: 302-744-2703, Dover Vehicle Services: 302-744-2568, Georgetown Driver Services: 302-853-1044, Georgetown Vehicle Services: 302-853-1034, Wilmington Driver Services: 302-434-3209, Wilmington Vehicle Services: 302-434-3208 logo

Division of Motor Vehicles

Senior Driving

Your Health :: General Information

There are many changes we experience with age that may affect driving.

  • At age 40, mental sharpness begins to diminish, thought processing slows, multitasking is more challenging, night vision worsens, and recovery from glare is reduced
  • At age 50, 9 in 10 people require glasses, and reaction time slows
  • At age 60, muscle strength and range of motion decrease by as much as 25%
  • At age 70, arthritic joints make movement painful and restrict mobility, and conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, hypertension, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and diabetes may affect perception and behavior