Did You Know?
Arizona driver’s licenses don’t expire until you’re 65. You then have to renew in person every five years.
Your Arizona driver’s license will last you more than five decades, but eventually, it will expire.
Arizona is so far the only state which allows its state-issued driver’s license to expire. On your 65th birthday, your state-issued driver’s license will cease to function, requiring you to renew your license in person. Then, every five years you will be required to renew your license after passing a vision test. When you reach age 70 you will no longer be able to renew your driver’s license by mail and will need to renew in person.
Arizona takes these steps to ensure that drivers of a certain age have the physical ability to safely operate their vehicle on state roads. It is a fact that as we age our bodies simply do not function the same way they did when we were younger. Our vision can decline, our hearing can decline and even our ability to react and respond quickly can all face decline as we age. This has led some safety experts to recommend that senior drivers be tested more often to ensure that they meet minimum safety requirements for operating a motor vehicle.