Driving

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Cars give people independence and control, especially if public transportation is not available.  It is very difficult for many people to stop driving – even when they should.

If you believe someone has a condition that seriously impairs driving, urge him or her to re-take the driver's test or give up the car. 

You may want to contact the person's doctor, who can write a prescription advising the patient not to drive.

Doctors can also send a letter suggesting a re-exam to:

The Department of Licensing
Medical Section
PO Box 9030
Olympia, WA 98507-9030

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Photo Identification for Someone Who Doesn't Drive

If you would like to obtain an ID, then visit your local Department of Licensing office. Find the nearest licensing office

There is a fee for receiving a Washington ID card. If you are receiving public assistance, you may be eligible for an ID card at a reduced cost. Ask your DSHS caseworker to fill out form 16-029 “Request for Identicard.”

For more information on identification cards, visit the Department of Licensing's website.