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Is there an upper limit to the driving age?

On Behalf of | Mar 9, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Everyone knows that there is a lower limit to the driving age, which is typically set at 16. When young people turn 15, they may begin taking driver’s training classes, and some of them will practice with their parents. But they cannot get an official license until they are 16 years old.

What you may be wondering, however, is if there is a similar upper limit. Is there an age at which your license will automatically be taken away because you’ve been deemed too old to drive safely?

There is no hard limit at the state or federal level

The short answer is that no, there is no upper limit. This is true for both federal and state laws. No one is ever going to reach an age at which the state automatically takes away their driver’s license.

That being said, older drivers may be dealing with cognitive issues that make it hard for them to drive safely, and they could also have physical issues, such as mobility or vision impairments. Therefore, many drivers who are 70 and older have to take in-person tests to prove that they can still drive safely. They can lose their license if they do not pass the test. So there may not be an official upper limit, but that does not mean that age isn’t going to play a role in this decision.

Moving forward after an accident

Both younger and older drivers could be responsible for causing car accidents that seriously injure others. If this has happened to you or someone in your family, you need to know exactly how to seek financial compensation.