Driving Concerns

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
DMV.Nebraska.gov
402-471-3918 Handicapped License Plates/Parking Permits

Handicapped License Plates

To obtain Handicapped License Plates in Nebraska, the individual must have a certified medical condition that limits personal mobility resulting in the their inability to travel more than two hundred feet without assistance such as a wheelchair, crutch, walker, prosthetic or other device.

Only the owner or lessee of the car or their legal guardian may apply for handicapped plates.  Applications may be picked up at the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or downloaded at DMV.NE.gov/dvr.  All forms must have the medical portion filled out by a physician and be submitted for approval either in person to the DMV or by mail to the DMV address above.  The applicant is notified in writing when plates are available.  This notification letter must be presented to the County Treasurer in the applicant’s county of residence.  All fees must be paid when the plates are picked up.  A new Permanent Handicapped Parking Permit may be requested along with the plates. The permit will be mailed along with the approval letter.

A Handicapped License Plate must be renewed every six years through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Handicapped Parking Permits

Handicapped Parking Permits are available at no charge to individuals who qualify.  To qualify, the individual must have a certified medical condition that limits personal mobility resulting in their inability to travel more than two hundred feet without assistance.

Only the handicapped individual or the motor vehicle to which the permit was assigned can use the permit and each handicapped individual is allowed 1-2 permits. The permit should hang on the rearview mirror only when the vehicle is parked.  Permits may be permanent (blue) and valid for 6 years or temporary (red) and valid for either 3 or 6 months.  A Nebraska licensed medical professional may submit your permit request online at ClickDMV.NE.gov.  Applications may also be picked up at the DMV or downloaded at DMV.NE.gov/dvr.  These forms must be filled out by a physician and mailed along with a copy of your identification to the DMV address listed on the previous page. Once the application is processed, the permit is mailed directly to the applicant.

Both permanent and temporary permits are renewed in the same manner as the original. Permits may be renewed up to 180 days in advance but will not be mailed until 10 days before expiration.

Reporting an Unsafe Driver

A family member, physician, law enforcement officer or other concerned citizen can file a report requesting an evaluation of a driver whose skills they question.  They must complete a Citizen Reexamination Report or other document stating specific concerns.  It should identify the driver and describe their concerns along with any other relevant information. The letter must be signed and dated and include a copy of the requestor’s driver’s license if available.  This report can be found at the examiner’s office or downloaded at DMV.Nebraska.gov.  Mail the letter to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Driver Licensing Division.  Email requests are not accepted.

The DMV will review the report and the individual’s driving record.  The requestor may be contacted for more information.  If sufficient cause is found, the driver in question will be required to complete a new written and driving test as well as submit a current vision and medical statement within 25 days.  If the license is canceled for vision or medical reasons, they may appeal through the DMV’s Medical Advisory Board.  If it is canceled because of a failure to pass the written or drive test, they may retake those anytime.

IOWA

Iowa Department of Transportation
IowaDOT.gov
515-237-3110
DOT.Plates@IowaDOT.us

Handicapped License Plates

Handicapped License Plates are available at no additional charge to individuals who qualify.  They must still pay their regular annual vehicle registration fee.  To obtain Handicapped License Plates in Iowa, the handicapped individual must have a certified medical condition that limits personal mobility resulting in the applicant’s inability to travel more than two hundred feet without assistance.

Only the owner or lessee of the car or their legal guardian may apply for handicapped plates.  Applications may be picked up at the County Treasurer’s office, any Iowa DOT’s full service driver’s license site, the Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services or found online at IowaDOT.gov.  The applicant must submit the application along with a signed medical statement on letterhead indicating whether the disability is temporary or permanent to their County Treasurer’s office or the Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services.  The plates will be sent to the county treasurer and they will be notified when available.  All fees must be paid at this time and old plates and registration must be turned in. The Handicapped License Plates must be validated each year. Handicapped Parking Stickers may be used in lieu of the handicapped plate at no extra charge and may only be obtained at the Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services using the same application. The stickers are valid as long as the motor vehicle registration is current.

Handicapped Parking Permits

Handicapped Parking Permits are available at no charge to individuals who qualify.  To obtain Handicapped Parking Permits in Iowa, the handicapped individual must have a certified medical condition that limits personal mobility resulting in the applicant’s inability to travel more than two hundred feet without assistance.

Only the handicapped individual or the motor vehicle to which the permit was specifically assigned can use the permit and each handicapped individual is allowed 1-2 permits.  The permit holder’s signature must be on the permit for it to be valid.  Permits may only be used by the applicant and should hang on the rearview mirror only when the vehicle is parked.  Permits may be permanent and do not expire or temporary and expire in 6 months unless otherwise denoted by their physician. Applications may be picked up at the County Treasurer’s office, any Iowa DOT full service driver’s license site, the Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services or found online at IowaDOT.gov.  The applicant must submit the application along with a signed medical statement on letterhead indicating whether the disability is temporary or permanent to any Iowa DOT full service driver’s license site or the Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services.

Reporting an Unsafe Driver

A family member, physician, law enforcement officer or other concerned citizen can file a report requesting an evaluation of a driver whose skills they question.  They must document specific concerns in a letter and send it to the Office of Driver Services address on the previous page.  The letter must be signed and your name will be given to the person if asked. Include the driver’s name, address, date of birth and driver’s license number if known.  The office will review the request and determine if the individual should retake the written and drive tests.  They have 30 days to obtain a physician’s clearance to drive and to retake the written and driving tests.  If the driver refuses to take the test or fails, their license will be suspended and they will be given the opportunity to test again or as a final option, to file an administrative appeal.  If a medical report states the person should not drive, their license will be suspended and they may file an administrative appeal.

Driving Assessments and Classes

AAA Senior Driving
SeniorDriving.AAA.com

AAA of Nebraska – Clocktower
Nebraska.AAA.com
815 North 98th Street
Omaha, NE  68114
402-390-1000

AAA of Nebraska – West Center
Nebraska.AAA.com
2606 South 132nd Street, 
Suite 103
Omaha, NE. 68144
402-333-8200

AAA of Nebraska – West Maple
Nebraska.AAA.com
16016 Evans Street, Suite 103
Omaha, NE. 68116
402-493-2700

CHI Health Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Immanuel)
CHIHealth.com/DriverEvaluation
402-572-3055 Driver Evaluation
402-572-2295 Driver Rehabilitation Program

Cornhusker Driving School
CornhuskerDriving.com
402-341-4555

Methodist Hospital – Driver Rehabilitation
BestCare.org
8303 Dodge Street, Second Floor North Tower
Omaha, NE 68114
402-354-4670

National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter
Senior Driver Training Program
SafeNebraska.org
402-898-7371
Safety@SafeNebraska.org