Parent Material on Graduated Driver License Law (GDL)

Distribute materials that promote the Graduated Driver Licensing program to parents 

Did you know?

Nearly 52% of Delaware County parents surveyed are unfamiliar with Ohio’s GDL Law.

A teen driver's risk of death doubles when carrying two teen passengers and quadruples when carrying 3 or more teen passengers.

Graduated Driver Licensing Law / Ohio Revised Code 4507.071

Protections for probationary license holders (withing the first 12 months of licensing)

May NOT drive between the hours of midnight and 6am, unless:

  • Accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Driving to or from work if in possession of official documentation from the employer (see BMV 2825).
  • Driving to or from an official school sponsored event if in possession of written documentation from a school official (see BMV 2825).
  • Driving to or from an official religious event if in possession of written documentation from an official affiliated with the event (see BMV2825).

May NOT drive with more than one nonfamily member as a passenger, unless the probationary licensed driver is accompanied by their parent or guardian.

  • Studies conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have shown that one passenger doubles the risk of a crash.
  • Two passengers triple the risk, and three or more passengers can increase the risk of crash six times.
  • All passenger(s) and driver shall wear safety belts.
  • NO USE of mobile communication devices.
  • Shall NOT be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Protections for probationary license holders (after 12 months of licensing and under the age of 18)

May NOT drive between the hours of 1am and 5am, unless:

  • Accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Driving to or from work if in possession of official documentation from the employer (see BMV 2825).
  • Driving to or from an official school sponsored event if in possession of written documentation from a school official (see BMV 2825).
  • Driving to or from an official religious event if in possession of written documentation from an official affiliated with the event (see BMV 2825).

CANNOT have more passengers than safety belts.

All passengers and driver shall wear safety belts.

NO USE of mobile communication devices.

Shall NOT be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Submission Instructions: 

1. Distribute the GDL material to parents with your school's parking permit and/or application OR email the material directly to parents.

2. Take a photo of the materials being distributed that demonstrates the parents' receipt of the information.

To Get Your Points:

1.  Click "Submit Your Points" at this website.

2.  Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY:

  • Tell us about the activity you completed: Describe the activity that was completed including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo.
  • Select your high school
  • Select the activity completed.
  • If you don't know, leave this field blank and we'll do our best to sort it for you!
  • If this event may fall in to more than one activity you may select only one.
  • f this activity does not fit any activity listed then submit it for “BONUS POINTS”
  • Enter your email & name to identify yourself as the submitter.
  • What documentation do you have? 
  • Students must be included in ALL documentation.
  • Upload your school's photo(s), video or other documentation of students involved in the activity.  
  • Please upload photo(s) right-side-up.
  • Attachments to add a file Enter a YouTube URL to submit a video
  • Verify that all individuals pictured have read and agree to the photo release.
  • Verify that you are over the age of 16  -  OR  -  I am under the age of 16 and I have completed the Parental Consent Form
  • Rate this activity
  • Include the number of students engaged by this activity

3.  Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year. 

4.  Points for all award levels will be counted instantaneously, but the Silver Award will not be granted until a participating school has earned the Bronze Award!

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