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I have already tried to post this question, but it seems to have disappeared, so here goes again


Due to my age, I am no longer able to renew my driver's license online or by mail and have to show up in person at a Texas DMV location.


I have questions as to what I should do to prepare.


Will there be a driving test?

Will there be a written test?

Where might I find Texas state laws that I need to know in order to pass a test?

We are going to El Paso in late Feb. Is it necessary or advisable to make an appointment?

If I just show up at an El Paso DMV should I expect a long wait?


Thanks in advance.


Ron Daves


Located in So. Cal

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Drivers Age 79 or Older

In addition to the regular driver license renewal requirements, individuals 79 years of age or older must meet extra requirements to renew their license.


The following requirements only apply to driver licenses and commercial driver licenses. (Motorcycle fees do not change.)

Age Group Special Instructions Expiration Renewal Fee 79 – 84: Must always renew in person 6 Years Regular fee 85 or older Must always renew in person On the individual’s second birthday after the previous expiration date. Reduced fee for driver license or CDL only
Driving and Vision Tests

Customer Service Representatives (CSR) must conduct a basic medical evaluation on everyone who applies for a driver license. Individuals will only have to take a driving test if after being evaluated it is determined they may not be able to safely operate a vehicle. Read more about the medical evaluation process.

Individuals 79 years of age or older must take a vision test.

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If you have any eye problems (like retinal problems) you can get the form online and take it to your ophthalmologist and have it filled out indicating the limits of correction have been reached. We do that for Dave, makes it easier since he has only partial vision in one eye that can't be determined using the little 'test' machines they have.

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