Big changes could be coming soon for teen drivers in Ohio. Tuesday, a House Committee passed a bill to increase the driving age and change the curfew time. Driving instructors hope this bill would also mean increasing the amount of practice hours required behind the wheel before handing over the keys to a teen to take off alone. Danielle Spino, manager of Toledo Driving School, is giving her step-by-step instructions. Teens like Samantha want to feel prepared to handle anything when on the road, while trying to avoid the temptation to text.
Ohio has expanded its restrictions on teenage drivers holding probationary licenses. The new laws, now in effect state-wide, specifically pertain to probationary drivers between the ages of 16 and Now, such drivers under the age of 18 will no longer be permitted to drive with more than one non-family member in the vehicle during their first year of driving. According to All Star Driving School, the previous law only put such a restriction in place until the driver turned Another new measure limits probationary drivers under 18 to a curfew between midnight and a. Those affected will not be able to drive between those times unless they are travelling with a parent or guardian or have a work, school, or church related exemption. The law previously existed in a slightly different form.
On July 1, , stricter teen driving laws went into effect in the State of Ohio. Those teen drivers who have held a probationary license for less than twelve months are not permitted to drive between midnight and a. While the above restrictions may provide for some public peace, health and safety, they do not keep minors entirely off the streets or out of trouble.
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