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Bill would force elderly to renew drivers licenses every 4 years

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Elderly drivers in Wisconsin would have to renew their licenses more often under a new bill proposed on Tuesday.

Under current law, all drivers must take an eye exam and renew their licenses with the D.O.T every eight years.   

This bill would require drivers 75 and older to renew their licenses and take the eye exam every four years.

The states Optometric Association welcomes the move, as Pete Theil said, "Simply cutting this in half for age 75 and up I think is a good idea, because it does help the problem in part, with vision and eye health over 65, the conditions begin to get worse."

The bill was authored by Senator Fred Risser of Madison, and needs to pass a senate committee before heading to the full legislature.

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