COLUMBUS – Ohio teenagers may have to wait a little bit longer to get drivers license if a bill from lawmakers pass.
The Ohio House Transportation and Public Safety Committee voted 11-to-4 on Tuesday to advance a bill that would raise the minimum age to get a probationary driver’s license from 16 to 16 1/2.
Currently teens can get a learners permit at 15 1/2 and a license at 16, the bill will require that teens hold the permit for a full year before able to get a license, instead of six months. Driving the age of license drivers to 16 1/2.
Also the bill will allow 18 year olds to bypass the probationary license all together and get a valid drivers license.
Last time this was introduced it failed, but lawmakers are more hopeful this time.