Across the United States, there were 30 million older licensed drivers in 2006; an 18 percent increase from 1996. Older drivers make up 15 percent of all licensed drivers in 2006, compared with 14 percent in1996. Currently 15 percent of Iowa’s population is age 65 and older. These residents account for 18 percent of licensed drivers in the state and 4 percent are age 80 and older. The majority of those licensed drivers are women (197,117) and 170,020 are male. It is important for these licensed drivers to understand Iowa’s traffic laws. This Web page offers information on not only laws governing drivers’ licenses, but other laws that impact older road users.