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Medically At-Risk Driver Program
Overview

Symbol for RiskOregon has a Medically At-Risk Driver Program, in which DMV evaluates reports about drivers when there is a concern about their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

DMV crafted this program to preserve the independence, dignity and self-esteem that results from providing one’s mobility, so long as it is possible to do so without risk to oneself or others. Oregon’s criteria are not age-based, but solely based on whether a driver has physical, cognitive or medical limitations that affect their ability to drive a vehicle.

Are You Concerned About a Driver?
DMV receives reports from family members, social workers, law enforcement, concerned members of the public, DMV employees, and physicians and health care providers who aren’t legally required to report under the mandatory reporting program.

Use the links below to find information on voluntary reporting:

Are You Required to Report Drivers?
Certain physicians and health care providers are required to report to DMV patients who have severe and uncontrollable cognitive and/or functional impairments affecting the person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Use the links below to find information on mandatory reporting:

Are You In The At-Risk Driver Program?
If you have been placed in the At-Risk Driver Program, or if you want to learn more about the Program, the following may be helpful:

Driver Screening
The application for an original, renewal or replacement driver license includes three medical questions that an applicant must answer. If the applicant answers "yes" to any of these questions, DMV will not issue the license until the applicant demonstrates that their condition does not affect their ability to drive safely. After a DMV Medical Officer reviews their case, the applicant will be notified, by mail, of any required actions of clearance to proceed with the issuance process after all requirements are met.

In addition, the vision of all drivers over the age of 50 is tested every time they renew their driver license (every eight years).

Need More Information or Have Questions?

If you have questions or need more information you may contact the DMV Driver Safety Unit at (503) 945-5083, the At-Risk Driver Unit at (503) 945-5295, or submit an online inquiry.

Related Information

Additional information that may be relevant includes: