DGT issues new requirements for drivers over 65 to renew their driving licence in Spain

DGT informs of new requirements for motorists over 65 when renewing a driving licence in Spain

Image of the DGT logo. Credit: DGT

Motorists aged over 65 in Spain must meet new requirements from the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT).

Although there is currently no age limit in Spain to continue driving on the road, the DGT does make it a requirement to have a psychotechnical review within the period of time stipulated by the Traffic and Road Safety Law.

In addition to this review, drivers 65 years of age or older who want to renew their driver’s license must present the following documentation when applying to renew their driving licence:

  • Official application form.
  • Psychophysical aptitude form.
  • An updated photograph.
  • The DNI, NIE or valid passport.

Regarding the tests of the psychotechnical review, those interested must take an anticipation and coordination test, a hearing and visual capacity test, and a general health test, as reported by 20minutos.es.


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Chris King

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