The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers a community outreach program called “shifting gears.” This program is presented at various locations such as libraries and senior centers throughout Massachusetts. The program is designed to provide information to senior drivers about elder driving safety, tips to improve driving, and how to obtain a disability or handicapped license plate or placard. The RMV also provides information to families of elderly drivers.

The Mass. RMV also offers a program called “driving decisions.” This program is designed for caregivers and professionals and it covers Mass. Registry procedures whereby the Registry can be notified of drivers who go through a medical clearance process and/or competency road test, to insure that they are safe to operate a motor vehicle. Look for these important programs in your community.