This Step: Practice Driving
Practice Driving in Ohio
Your Ohio Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card allows you to legally practice driving on OH roads under supervision. Before you get behind the wheel, be sure you are familiar with your instruction permit restrictions.
A) Know Your OH Learners Permit Restrictions
Any time you practice driving you must:
- Carry your Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card with you
- Ensure that all passengers wear safety belts
- Be accompanied by a licensed driver in the seat next to you; if you are younger than 16, this supervising driver must be a licensed parent, guardian or certified driving instructor* (once you turn 16 any validly licensed driver who is at least 21 years old will do)
*If your parent or legal guardian cannot accompany you, he or she can sign a Loco Parentis Affidavit, allowing a responsible driver who is at least 21 years old to fulfill their responsibilities in this situation.
B) Get On the Road
Teens in the Graduated Driver Licensing program must also clock 50 hours of supervised driving practice, including ten nighttime hours (one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise). Keep in mind these are in addition to your driver education requirement.
Log your hours to easily keep track of time spent on the road. Once you have finished all required hours, have your parent certify this by completing the 50 Hour Affidavit. You’ll submit this form when applying for your drivers license.