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New Texas Law Requires In-Person Driver License Renewal For Elderly

A new Texas law, referred to as “Katie’s Law” went into effect September 1, 2007, and imposes new requirements on elderly drivers. Drivers aged 79 and older will have to renew their driver licenses in person, rather than over the Internet or through the mail. And drivers 85 and older will have to renew their licenses every two years, and must pass a vision test.

The law is named for Katherine “Katie” Bolka of Dallas. She died after a 90-year-old driver ran a red light and hit her vehicle at a Dallas intersection in 2006.

There is no requirement in the new law for elderly drivers to take a driving test, and drivers do not have to renew their licenses before the current expiration date.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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