By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–If you are 75 years old or older in Taiwan and still drive a car, you will be required to renew your driver’s license with a physical exam and a cognitive test every three years, beginning on July 1, according to a new requirement set forth by the country’s motor vehicles administration authority.
However, the Directorate General of Highways (DGOH) said on Monday that there is a three-year reprieve period for those who just turn 75 after the measure takes effect, which means they will be allowed to renew before they turn 78.
The DGOH said that drivers 75 years old or older will have to pass a physical exam and a cognitive test to renew their driver’s licenses. Those who have a doctor’s certification that they do not have middle stage or more severe Alzheimer’s will be exempt from taking the cognitive test, the DGOH added. [FULL STORY]