About Virginia GrandDriver

Virginia GrandDriver is an educational resource designed to provide Virginians with information and resources about staying safe and mobile on the road as they age. The program gives older Virginians and their families suggestions to improve driving skills and keep everyone on the road safe.

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Why is GrandDriver Important?

Fifteen percent of Virginians are 60 years old or older. While most senior drivers may be good drivers, there are physical changes that come with aging. These changes can affect our ability to drive safely.

To help residents stay independent, Virginia became the first state in the nation with a GrandDriver program in 2004.

Driving Equates to Independence

Driving represents the ability to stay connected to friends and family and contribute to a community. When we can drive, we determine our own schedule. Americans have always enjoyed their independence, and Virginians particularly so. That’s why, in 2004, Virginia became the first GrandDriver state in the nation.

GrandDriver is an initiative of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. It is funded by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.