Advice for Seniors:
New System 2009
is now accredited to test Senior Drivers and approve the
renewal of your licence.
medical check-ups now start from the age of 75,
instead of 80. Eight weeks before your birthday
each year, you’ll receive a medical report form for
your doctor to complete, which you’ll need to return to any RTA motor registry before doing a test.
driving assessments for drivers from
the age of 85 will now be every
two years (age 85, 87, 89 etc) instead of every
can now be conducted by Able Driving
School.On a ‘fee for
This gives you the option to
take an assessment from your home rather
than from an RTA motor registry. However,
you still have the option of taking the
driving test from the RTA at no charge.
Limit to the number of assessments you can
take with a Driving
no serious fail item is made.
driving test is carried out by the RTA at
local motor registries for no charge. Older
drivers have a maximum of three attempts to
pass their driving test before their 85th
birthday, and also every two years after the
age of 85.
will need to contact
Able Driving School on 02 69224910
directly to book an
assessment from home. You will need to supply Able Driving School with your Licence Number and the Card Number on your licence and agree to Able Driving School checking your eligibility for a driving assessment on the RTA website..
drivers may opt for a modified licence
on their licence renewal without the
need for a driving assessment. The
options that can be negotiated on a
‘modified licence’ may include a radius
restriction 5, 10, 15km or a ‘home to
town’. Modified licence holders will
NOT be required to undertake
a driving test or driving assessment.
do test to lift modification
Have a driving lesson well before you
reach 85 that way you can practice the skills required for
your test. By doing this you can have any errors corrected
early and by practicing the required skills you have a
better chance of passing your test, it could also make you a
85 Year old drivers who have failed an aged driving test
will no longer be issued with a learners licence.