According to an article on PNJ.com, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles revoked 7,716 licenses last year for medical reasons compared with 3,559 in 2000.
Many were related to dementia, stroke and seizures.
Most motorists lost their privileges because they didn’t submit more detailed medical information requested by the state to show they still should be able to drive.
A little-known Florida law allows anyone to notify the state about motorists with physical or mental conditions that could impair their driving.
The article also notes that the growing number of elderly residents in FL could also be contributing to the increase. “Nearly one in five residents now is older than 65, according to census data.”
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