New drivers license laws for seniors now in effect

vpasheader0311New drivers license laws affecting older adults took effect on January 1, 2015.  After an individual reaches 75 years of age, all driver’s license renewals must be made in person at dmv. The age was previously 80.

Vision screening will be done at renewal unless the individual submits a letter from a recent eye exam.  Renewals will be valid for five years, instead of eight.  Individuals do not need to report to dmv unless it is for a renewal.  No further testing will be done at the renewal except for a vision screening.

Older adults who are no longer driving can exchange their driver’s license for an ID card, free of charge.

More information online via the Valley Program for Aging Services at VPAS.info.

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is now available at a special pre-sale discounted price of $20. The book is expected to ship by May 15, 2019, and expected to retail for $25.
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The book, with additional reporting by Scott Ratcliffe and Zach Pereles, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
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