Triple A Supporting Changes To Teen Driving Laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Triple A says they're in favor of passing a bill at the Statehouse that would favor two new restrictions on teen drivers.

Lengthening the learner's permit period from six months to one year and starting supervised driving hours at 9 pm each night are part of the changes proposed in House Bill 293. Triple A's Kimberly Schwind says the changes are a public safety issue. 

"We're not only talking about the teen drivers themselves. About two-thirds of the people involved or killed in teen driver crashes are people other than the teen driver themselves," Schwind says. 

She says there were 8,300 injuries and deadly wrecks that happened in Ohio in 2016. She says that's a 15% increase from the previous year.

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