Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, June 08, 2007

Is your teenager obeying Ohio‘s new driving law?

Last week, two teenage girls died in a tragic car accident in Colerain Township. The 16-year-old driver and his other two teenage passengers were injured. Sadly, it appears most of these deaths/injuries could have been prevented. According to Ohio House Bill 343, which took effect 4/6/07, there were 3 passengers too many in the car:

Probationary driver license holders under the age of 17 will not be permitted to operate a motor vehicle with more than one person who is not a family member in the vehicle, unless accompanied by the license holder's parent, guardian, or legal custodian.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles website has all the essentials of the new law, including frequently asked questions about it.