An Ohio legislative committee has sent a bill to the House floor that would require all state residents under age 21 to take a driver’s education course before being granted a license.
Currently in Ohio, drivers ed is required only for those under age 18.
Washington and Oregon law requires driver education for license applicants younger than 18.
Ohio House Bill 204 also mandates that 16- and 17-year-olds with intermediate licenses could have just one non-family member passenger, unless a parent is in the car.
A Cleveland Plain Dealer reader poll showed Tuesday that most people support an age-18 cutoff for required driver’s ed, but nearly 30% supported an age-21 cutoff. Read The Plain Dealer article.