State Representative Tom Weber (R-Fox Lake), in partnership with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, is hosting a seminar for older drivers looking to refresh their memory of the written driving test, a necessary step to renewing your license. The free two-hour seminar will be taught by an instructor from the Secretary of State’s Office. The seminar will cover an overview of the contents of the Rules of the Road booklet and include a sample test.
“Being able to drive is an important part of maintaining independence for seniors,” explained Rep. Weber. “I invite any and all to these driving seminars, but the ILSOS requires additional testing for seniors and they will benefit greatly from this refresher course.”
The Illinois Secretary of State’s office imposes additional requirements and measures for senior drivers:
- Illinois drivers can renew their licenses for 4 years between ages 69 and 80.
- Until the age of 86 licenses drivers can renew for 2 years and after 87 years the license needs to be renewed annually.
- All drivers have to take a vision test.
- Drivers will be asked to take a written knowledge test every 8 years, unless they have no traffic violations. If your driving records indicate an accident, then you will need to pass a written and/or driving test.
- Drivers over 75 years old have to take a road test at the time of renewal.
The seminar will be on Tuesday, November 16th from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Antioch Township Building: 1625 Deep Lake Rd, Lake Villa. If you have any questions or would like to attend, please RSVP by calling Rep. Weber’s office at 847-629-5439.