New bill would increase Ohio teen driver’s license age to 16 1/2


A new Ohio bill could make teenagers wait a little longer to get their driver’s license.

It would require drivers under 18 to use their learner’s permits for a full year first.

This would mean that teens could receive their license no earlier than at age 16 and a half.

Drivers aged 15 to 19 make up only five percent of the state’s drivers, but Ohio Department of

Transportation data finds that they are involved in about 15 percent of accidents.

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