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Ohio parents support new restrictions on teen drivers

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New proposal would set nighttime driving limits, passenger restrictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new survey shows that Ohio parents overwhelmingly support enhanced nighttime driving limits and passenger restrictions for novice teen drivers.
Earlier this year, Rep. Rick Perales introduced House Bill 204, which would set a 10:00 p.m. nighttime driving restriction for newly licensed16- and 17-year-old drivers, and limit to one the number of passengers that probationary driver’s license holders can carry during the first year of driving.
The report released by auto club AAA earlier this week shows that 90 percent of parents support a 10:00 p.m. nighttime driving limit for newly licensed drivers, with exemptions for work and school travel. Around 80 percent of parents support extending passenger limit restrictions to newly-licensed drivers, with exemptions for family members.
AAA spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind stated that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, primarily due to lack of driving experience.
She added that the survey, released in the midst of Teen Driver Safety Week, is part of AAA’s advocacy efforts to help improve Ohio’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system and save the lives of Ohio teens.

Z. Daniel Barnett

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