Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in recognizing Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (ODSAW) on December 4 –8, 2023.

“Driving is an important responsibility at any age.  It becomes increasingly important to pay attention to the driving habits and the ability to maneuver a vehicle for aging family members, “said DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore.  “Please evaluate your and/or your loved one’s driving health as well as refresh driving skills as needed. Being proactive about safe driving skills, learning ways to identify changes early, and intervening as soon as possible can help older drivers maintain safe mobility,” Commissioner Moore added.

DDS offers in person vision screening as well as an online option for those customers aged 64 and older, who are required to take a vision screening at each renewal period.  Customers who prefer to visit a private physician, can use our online services to submit a vision report completed within the last two years by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist.

DDS also has safeguards in place for those who are concerned about a customer’s ability to safely drive a vehicle due to medical issues.  DDS offers a Medical Review process for not only mature drivers but any licensed driver where evidence of diminished driving ability is presented. A Medical Review Board manages a clinical and behind the wheel assessment of driving skills and includes a review of recommendations with the driver and caregiver

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers information and guidance to help the families and caretakers of older drivers have open and honest discussions with their older loved ones to ensure they are safe on the road for years to come at

For complete driver education and testing information, please visit the DDS website at