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New Ohio Law for Teenage Drivers

Beginning July 1, 2015, probationary license holders, drivers under the age of eighteen, will face new restrictions that limit when young drivers will be allowed on the road as well as how many passengers they may carry. Starting on July 1st, probationary license holders will not be allowed to drive between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. unless the driver is accompanied by a parent or has a work, school, or church exemption. These new restrictions are being put into place to help protect young drivers in addition to any others who may be on the road at that time. Teenage drivers make up only five percent of total licensed drivers but they are responsible for approximately thirteen percent of fatal accidents.
Furthermore, seventy-six percent of night time accidents involve young drivers. The new bill is aimed at lowering the accident rates across the state as well as helping young drivers learn at a measured pace. The hope is that this bill will give young drivers a greater opportunity gain experience before traveling at riskier times of day.

The new bill has several different features. In addition to not being allowed to drive between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m., drivers with a probationary license will also not be allowed to drive more than one non-family member in a car at a time. For those of us responsible for young drivers it is important to make sure they know their restrictions so we can have a safer Ohio.

Kevin Landers, "Stricter Rules For Ohio Teen Drivers Begin In July", http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2015/06/23/columbus-ohio-stricter-rules-for-ohio-teen-drivers-begin-in-july.html, June 23, 2015.

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