Ohio’s Teen Drivers Night Driving Restrictions

Ohio's Teen Drivers Night Driving Restrictions

Ohio's Teen Drivers Night Driving Restrictions' Every teens dreamt of driving during night to make fun on the streets with their friends and get wild or do things that makes them who they are without watching them and getting scolded at or purposely go out at night to meet their person riding on a car, which most of us adults have experienced either one of that back then. We meant it, it had caused some serious problems on our parents' ends and has never let us do those type of things again and up to these days, teens' night time driving has received multiple backlash because of its involvement in headlines for being linked to car crashes. Given that teens and young adults are highly confident and reckless, they tend to drive mindless and does overspeeding a lot and this compliments the night time driving risks which increases their involvement in accidents. These night time risks include:
  • Shortened vision
  • Rush hour on weekdays (on urban places)
  • High chances of encountering drunk drivers
  • Fatigue (both on you and other drivers)
In Ohio, young persons are allowed to apply for a driver's license at age 16, with attendance in driving school and passing all tests for a license, they are given freedom to drive for their own purposes. But, freedom has its own restrictions, it demands young drivers to be off on the roads late at night and in the state of Ohio it is called Ohio Teen Night Driving Restrictions. Specifically, the said restriction discourages teen drivers to drive hours of 12 a.m. until 6 a.m. unless they are accompanied by a parent or their guardian but they are excempted from the restriction under few circumstances such as: emergengy situations where needing to drive a vehicle is essential, driving for an academic related activity, and/or driving to work plus if drivers are above 18 years old and hold a teen driving license, they are required to make a documentation regarding why.  The said set of restrictions which is exclusive in Ohio encompasses:
  • They are discouraged to drive the vehicle with more than one non-family passenger unless they are accompanied or guided by a parent or guardian.
  • In fairness to all road users, both teen drivers and their passenger/s must wear seat belts at all times.

  • Similar to previous restriction, every driver that shares road must not use their devices that can cause their attention to be drawn away from driving such as mobile devices including hands-free devices. Especially to drivers under 18, distracted driving is a primary offense.
Night Driving Statistics
  • 1/4 of road users' time on driving occurs at night.
  • 50% of traffic accidents happen at night in U.S.
  • More then 40,000 were killed in car crashes in 2016 according to National Safety Council (NSC).
  • Despite the significant decrease in traffic at night of more than 60%, more than 40% of all fatal car crashes occur at night.
  • According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a driver is three times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash at night more than day.
  • Chances of encountering with a not sober driver increases at night. Between 2013 and 2014, more than 20% drivers have tested positive for drug usage that has caused impairment conducted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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