School Days

Written by on 8/8/2017 12:09 PM . It has 0 Comments.

Cooler weather is on its’ way and school is starting soon. Everyone is busy school shopping and getting ready for the new year with joy and excitement. For those parents that have new drivers’ driving to school, have you talked with them on driving safety.
It’s a tough talk to have with your teenager especially with their age they think they know it all. First know the Ohio rules
During the first 12 Months of Holding a License:
May not operate a vehicle from midnight-6 a.m. unless:
• Accompanied by a parent or guardian
• Driving to or from work with documentation from the employer
• Driving to or from an official school-sponsored event or religious event with appropriate documentation from the event official
May not operate a vehicle with more than one non-family member as a passenger unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Driver and all passengers must wear safety belts.
Driver may not use any mobile devices, including phones.
A conviction of a traffic offense within the first six months of having a license may result in a parent or guardian having to accompany the driver for six months or until the driver reaches age 17.
After the First 12 Months of Holding a License and Under Age 18
May not operate a vehicle from 1-5 a.m. unless:
• Accompanied by a parent or guardian
• Driving to or from work with documentation from the employer
• Driving to or from an official school-sponsored event or religious event with appropriate documentation from the event official
May not operate a vehicle with more than one non-family member as a passenger unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Driver and all passengers must wear safety belts.
Driver may not use any mobile devices, including phones.
Multiple traffic convictions before the driver’s 18th birthday may result in a license suspension. For alcohol-related convictions, the driver license will be suspended for a least 6 months.
Information provided by: Ohio BMV WWW.bmv.ohio.gov
Start a dialog with your kids about the safety of driving. There are resources that can help track your kids driving with technology, now a-days we as parents have the opportunity to ensure our children’s safety. There are many Apps one is Driving Monitor App- Track your Teenager, this App tracks your teenagers speed. Peer pressure from other teenagers can play a role on your child’s driving but you as a parent can limit and control what your teenager is doing when you are not around. So let’s keep are kids safe this school year and start talking about driving safety.






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