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Like many other states, Ohio has adopted a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system. This is intended to reduce the number of accidents caused inexperienced teenage drivers. The system is designed to gradually introduce inexperienced drivers to more and more driving privileges as they gain behind-the-wheel experience culminating in an official Ohio driver license.

Ohio Graduated Driver License Requirements
The GDL is intended for aspiring drivers at least 15 ? years old.

Ohio temporary instruction permit requirements:

  • Be at least 15 ? years old
  • Complete 24 hours classroom instruction
  • Complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice, including 10 hour night driving
  • Hold permit for six months before taking Ohio driver license skills test
  • Proof of age and identity
  • Social Security number
  • Signature of parent or legal guardian who must present two forms of ID

Probationary driver license requirements:
  • Must be at least 17 years old
  • Meet all temporary permit requirements
  • Must provide same documents as for temporary permit
  • Must provide 50 hour affidavit
  • Must pass vision, written, and road skills test

Ohio Teen Driver Restrictions
  • Permit holder must have a parent, legal guardian, or legal guardian must accompany them at all time, who must be seated in the front seat at all times.
  • Teen drivers can also be accompanied by a parent or guardian authorized designated driver, who must be at least 21 years or older.
  • Upon reaching the age of 16, the driver may be accompanied by any licensed driver, at least 21 years old.
  • Permit holders under 18 years old may not operate a vehicle between 12 am and 6 am unless supervised by a parent, legal guardian, or a licensed legal custodian.
  • Probationary drivers under 17 may not operate a motor vehicle with more than one person, except immediate family members, unless supervised by a parent, legal guardian, or a licensed legal custodian.
  • Probationary drivers between 17 and 18 years old may not operate a vehicle between 1 am and 5 am unless supervised by a parent, legal guardian, except when driving to and from work, school, or an emergency situation.
  • Probationary drivers under 17 years old may not operate a vehicle between 12 am and 6 am unless supervised by a parent, legal guardian, except when driving to and from work, school, or an emergency situation.
  • Probationary drivers under 17 years old, who commit a moving violations during their first six month of having a license, must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them when they drive for six month from the date of their conviction or until they reach the age of 17, whichever comes first.