Law Enforcement

Recognize the physical and psychological cues suggesting a senior may not be fit to drive.


The topic of driving safety can be a difficult one for family members to introduce to their loved ones. However, if you are concerned about a driver’s ability to drive safely, it may be necessary to bring up your concerns with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Use this DMV checklist to assess red flags during traffic stops and to determine whether a report should be filed.

In addition to self-reporting, the DMV relies on information provided by licensed medical professionals, law enforcement, judges, relatives, concerned citizens and other reliable sources to help identify drivers who may be unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.

You can use any of the following methods to submit a report.

U.S. mail:
DMV Medical Review Services
P.O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269-0001


DMV recommends using the Medical Review Request form (MED 3), available below.

All reports must include:

  • Information, such as name, address and date of birth, to help DMV identify the impaired driver
  • Specific concerns or reasons for the report, citing examples if possible
  • Specific information about the driver’s physical and/ or mental condition
  • The name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the report and relationship to the driver