If you've been driving for many years, your experience will help you deal with all sorts of issues on the road, but over time you might also have picked up some bad habits, or you might have developed a medical condition or be taking medication that could affect your driving.
At all stages in your driving life, it's important to make sure that you're fit to drive.
Read this advice on what to look out for and how to keep yourself and others safe on the road.
Driver assessment courses
If you're concerned that you might have developed bad habits over the years or if you just want to reassess your driving skills, you can go on a driver assessment course.
You'll go out on a drive in your own car with an expert driver, who can help you find out your strengths and weaknesses and keep you driving safely and confidently.
If you have a mobility issue or you're recovering from an injury, a more detailed driver assessment from a mobility centre can give you advice on adaptations you can make to your car to make driving safer and easier for you.
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don't tell DVLA that you have one of these conditions.
If you have safety concerns about members of your family or friends who are driving with a medical condition, try to talk to them and explain why you're worried about them. If this doesn't work, you can tell DVLA about your concerns.
Your current licence will expire when you reach the age of 70 and from then you must renew it every three years. Renewal is free of charge. You can apply online or by post.
There's no legal age when you must give up driving, you can decide yourself when to stop, but it's very important to keep yourself and others safe on the road. Things like taking longer to process information or predict hazards might be signs that you need to get your driving assessed.