Chicago, IL … State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) is set to offer his yearly Senior Driving Seminars in collaboration with the Illinois Secretary of State. The classes are offered through June and give senior citizens an opportunity to refresh their memory for the written driving test when renewing their licenses. The seminars are taught by an instructor from the Secretary of State’s Office and include an extensive overview of the contents of the Rules of the Road booklet and sample test.
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 have to take a road test at the time of renewal.
“Every year the seniors in my district express to me the importance of these driving seminars. They really accredit their successes on the written portion of the driving test to attending this refresher course,” explained Rep. McAuliffe. “I invite any and all senior citizens to these driving seminars as I know they will benefit greatly.”
WHAT: Senior Driving Seminars
- Thursday, June 7th at 6pm – Olympia Park, Chicago
- Tuesday, June 12th at 10am – Oriole Park, Chicago
- Friday June 15th at 10:30am – White Eagle Banquet Hall, Niles
If you have any questions or would like to attend, please RSVP by calling Rep. McAuliffe’s office at 773-444-0611 or register via the button on the right hand side of the website.