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Drivers Ed in Ohio
Receiving the proper driving education is a critical step for teenagers on the road to becoming a safe, cautious driver.
The state of Ohio requires you to complete a driver education course if you are under 18 years old. The course can be taken either through your high school program (if one is offered) or an approved private driver training school.
The course should consist of at least 24 hours of classroom instruction, and eight hours of driving with a certified instructor.
mandated twenty-four (24) hour course;
24 hours classroom instruction
Of course, before you're able to start to practicing your driving skills, you'll need to first get your temporary permit. And, to do that, you'll need to be at least 15 1/2. Find complete details on obtaining your permit at the Teen Drivers page on this site.
Here are some things to keep in mind once you've been given your temporary license:
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- You'll need to have the packet with you whenever you're driving.
- If you're under 16 years old, you'll need to have a licensed parent, guardian or certified driving instructor in the seat next to you.
- If you're over 16 years old, you may drive with anyone 21 years old or older who has a valid license.
- If you're under 17 years old, you can't drive between 12:00 and 6 a.m. unless you are with a licensed parent, guardian, or custodian.
- If you're under 18 years old, you'll need to have had your permit for at least 6 months before you can apply for your license.
- If you're under 18 years old, you'll have your permit suspended for 1 year if you accumulate 3 moving violations.
- If you're under 18 years old, you may also have your permit suspended for 6 months if you commit certain other traffic-related violations. The same applies for any alcohol-related violations.
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