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Proposed law would require more driving tests for elderly

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- A pair of Wisconsin state senators think older drivers should have to undergo testing every four years to renew their licenses.

Currently, Wisconsin drivers must renew their driving licenses every eight years.

But a proposal from Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) and Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison) would require drivers over 75 to undergo testing every four years.

The extra tests would include vision exams but not driving tests.

Lehman said the total cost of the extra testing would be $106-thousand. The bill was circulated for sponsors this month. Lehman said he's hopeful the senate will take it up in the spring.

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