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Graduated Driver Licensing laws in Ohio

Driving teens to drive safely

There's a lot to learn when your teen's just starting out on the road. Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws are designed to equip young drivers with the skills and experience required when earning an official license. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the nation1, but you can help lower your teen driver's risk by educating them on the importance of GDL laws and safe driving.

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Ohio Graduated Driver Licensing Provisions

Minimum age
15 years and 6 months old
Learner stage duration
6 months
Required supervised driving hours
50 hours, 10 of which must be at night
Nighttime driving restriction
Age 16: 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Age 17: 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Passenger restriction
(family members are exempt unless otherwise noted)
No more than 1 passenger first 12 months
Minimum age for full-privilege driving
Full passenger privileges at 17 years old;
Full nighttime privileges at 18 years old

Learn more about Ohio licensing requirements, teen driving in Ohio and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's GDL laws.

On the road to safer driving

In addition to GDL laws, you play a role in your teen's driving safety too. It's important to consider car safety features if shopping for a vehicle for your new driver. Check out vehicle safety ratings and features from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to take a closer look.

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GDL requirements provided for informational purposes only. State requirements vary by state and may change from time to time. Check with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety if you have questions about current state requirements.

1"Graduated Driver Licensing." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 Apr. 2010. Web. 18 June 2013.

2Further restrictions or details may apply. Please visit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for more information.
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