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State allows drivers older than 79 to renew licenses online

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Older drivers in New Mexico will no longer be required to take their annual eye exam at a state Motor Vehicle Division office due to the coronavirus pandemic. By law, drivers 79 and older are required to take the exam to keep their licenses. But that age group is also at high risk for complications from COVID-19. Some MVD locations have been reserving seniors-only hours, but those visits still put older drivers at risk. In an announcement Friday, the state said drivers 79 and older can take the exam at a doctor's office instead and submit the results online.