A rapidly growing number of senior drivers on our nation’s highways has prompted many states to develop special tools, programs and resources to assist older adults and their families to better manage safe driving.

Many states also have enacted driver’s licensing laws with special provisions for older adults. Summarized below are programs and licensing laws that exist in the great state of Delaware.

Licensing policies for older adults vary from state to state. In Delaware, motorists are required to renew their driver’s license in person and pass a vision test every eight years. Delaware has no additional requirements for senior drivers.

Almost every state, including Delaware, has a process for reporting a potentially unsafe driver to its state licensing office or department of motor vehicles. Delaware accepts reports only from family members. If the state agency finds a complaint reasonable and credible, it may ask the reported driver to submit additional information, which could be used to help determine if a screening or assessment is justified.

Visit the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles website to learn more about the process and possible outcomes. You will be required to provide your name and contact information.

Delaware DMV contact information.


The Safe and Mobile Delaware – Keeping Delaware’s Older Drivers Safe and Mobile campaign is a joint effort to educate older drivers about programs and policies that are making the roads safer in Delaware. Support for this program is provided by Roadway Safety Foundation’s Safer Roads initiative.Learn more >>


Delaware Senior Driving Task Force, a group of state and private agencies, has produced a Senior Driver Guide. It provides helpful information and steps you can take to ensure you are comfortable and in control behind the wheel. Learn more >>