SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California drivers over the age of 70 whose licenses are expiring have been given a one-year extension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The automatic extension applies to drivers whose license was due to expire between March 1 and Dec. 31 this year.

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Senior drivers, who in California need to visit a DMV field office to renew their license, had previously been given an extension earlier in the year as the coronavirus crisis forced DMV offices to temporarily close.

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DMV offices have since been reopened, but the agency has been trying to help Californians avoid the need for a visit amid the pandemic.