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Quebec drivers turning 75 no longer need eye or medical exam to keep license

Quebec drivers turning 75 no longer need eye or medical exam to keep license
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Quebec drivers who turn 75 will no longer be expected to take an eye or physical exam to keep their driver’s license.

The SAAQ announced on Tuesday that they will be changing the age requirements for eye and physical examinations for Quebec seniors from 75 to now 80. However, 75-year-olds will still be required to self-declare if they are in good condition to continue driving behind the wheel.

According to the SAAQ’s website, “Only drivers who declare a medical condition that may not be compatible with safe driving will be asked to undergo an examination by a health care professional.”

This decision was made to help better the Quebec health system, as making an appointment with your family doctor and optometrist is part of the process. In addition, the SAAQ has stated that the majority of 75-year-olds usually pass the test.

It is still mandatory for 80-year-olds to get their eye and physical examinations with a health professional every two years in order to keep using their driver’s license.

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