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Lack of driving experience is one of the major risk factors when it comes to driving. New drivers simply don't have the skills required to recognize a situation that can potentially lead to a traffic accident. This the reason why the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) sets a number of restrictions that apply to all Ohio temporary instruction permit holders, commonly known as Ohio learners permit restrictions. If you receive your temporary permit before you turn 18, you will also need to observe additional rules that are part of the graduated drivers license program. Make sure you know what Ohio temporary permit restrictions apply to you and follow them whenever you are behind the wheel, failure to observe these rules may result in your driving privileges being suspended or revoked.
Today, most of the states have graduated license programs that were designed to keep young drivers safe during their first years of driving. Ohio is no exception to this rule and the Ohio graduated drivers license program features the same key elements as GDL programs of other states, such as mandatory drivers education programs, supervised driving hours and prolonged drivers permit holding periods. The Ohio graduated license program applies only to drivers under age of 18, so if you are already 18 years old, you may follow a simplified application procedure when trying to obtain your Ohio drivers license. Keep in mind that even though most of the GDL rules don't apply to you, you will still have to take the Ohio permit test!