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Old 12-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Drivers License Renewal

I just renewed my drivers license online. For some reason, people over age 65 are given the option of renewing for 2 years instead of 4. Does anyone know why someone would choose this option? What is the benefit, and why only those over age 65? It's not cost, because although the actual payout is lower, it's $19 for 2 years and $29.50 for 4 years. I chose the 4 year option. I'm not going to get any better looking so I'm just being optimistic that I will still be here that long! LOL
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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I just renewed my drivers license online. For some reason, people over age 65 are given the option of renewing for 2 years instead of 4. Does anyone know why someone would choose this option? What is the benefit, and why only those over age 65? It's not cost, because although the actual payout is lower, it's $19 for 2 years and $29.50 for 4 years. I chose the 4 year option. I'm not going to get any better looking so I'm just being optimistic that I will still be here that long! LOL
Maybe some folks are considering not driving anymore after a certain age. A two year option may be just the thing for them.

You really don't want my take on driving over the age of 70...
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #3
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Wow... I think we are getting ripped. It costs $80 for five years up here.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #4
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I just did a 5-year renewal for $50.

We have an option to renew online. Then you have to go in for a renewal and take a new picture and eye test. After that, you can do another online renewal in 5 years as long as you are under 65 YO.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #5
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Wow... I think we are getting ripped. It costs $80 for five years up here.
In Quebec it's about $85/year. The license is valid for four years, but they send you a bill every year. The $85 includes insurance for bodily injury. If any Quebec resident is injured by a road vehicle anywhere in the world, that person is covered by this insurance. It means a pedestrian or cyclist injured in a hit and run collision doesn't need to find the driver to be covered.
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #6
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i assume it has to do with eyesight
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #7
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I got a New Mexico drivers license in April 8 2013 and it expires November 30 2020.

What's up with that? That's over 7 years and 7 months.
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I always laugh when I renew here in Philippines.
Everyone is drug tested.
Good for 3 years.
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I always laugh when I renew here in Philippines.
Everyone is drug tested.
Good for 3 years.
Hair follicle tested?
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I just renewed my drivers license online. For some reason, people over age 65 are given the option of renewing for 2 years instead of 4. Does anyone know why someone would choose this option? What is the benefit, and why only those over age 65? It's not cost, because although the actual payout is lower, it's $19 for 2 years and $29.50 for 4 years. I chose the 4 year option. I'm not going to get any better looking so I'm just being optimistic that I will still be here that long! LOL
It may well have something to do with the state of health the old person is in. We have to renew our driving licence at 70 and disclose certain medical conditions if we have them.
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