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Bill requires Ohioans be at least 16½ for driver’s license

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A bill in Ohio’s Legislature requiring teenage drivers under 18 years old to use their learner’s permits for a full year would mean minors would have to be at least 16½ before they could get their probationary driver’s license.

The Dayton Daily News reports the bill aims to give young drivers more experience behind the wheel before they can get a probationary license. Ohioans now can get a permit at 15 years and six months old and a probationary license as early as 16 years old. The bill lengthens minors’ permit phase from 6 months to 12 months.

The newspaper says Ohio Department of Transportation data found drivers ages 15 to 19 make up about 5% of Ohio’s driving population and are involved in about 15% of all accidents.
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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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