October 14th, 2019|
Turning 16 is a joyous occasion for most teens, because it means they’re eligible to apply for a driver license for the first time. And as you probably remember, getting a driver license opens up an entirely new world of independence, freedom, and responsibilities.
However, it also puts teens at a major risk of being involved in serious traffic accidents. That’s why auto insurance rates are so high for teens and why all states have graduated license programs to ease teens into full driving privileges. In addition, most states, including Ohio, require teens to pass both a written exam and a driving skills test to receive their licenses.
Passing those tests isn’t guaranteed, and many teens must put long hours into studying and practicing their driving skills to earn their licenses. However, after receiving a driver license, it remains valid for a lifetime––provided it isn’t suspended or expires, although renewing a license typically does not require a driving exam. That means there are millions of drivers on Ohio’s and America’s roadways who took their driving tests decades ago and who may have forgotten vital information about traffic laws and state driving requirements in the time since.
Test Your Driving Skills Knowledge with Our 10-Question Quiz
Ready to put your knowledge of Ohio’s traffic laws to the test? This 10-question quiz is designed to help you get a better feel for where you stand in terms of overall driving knowledge. Click through to get started.
Happy with your results? Surprised by what you’ve forgotten—or never learned in the first place? Driving is a complex task, and that’s why states have so many traffic laws that they add to each year.
Regardless of how you scored, it’s important to remember that driving is a critical skill that requires constant learning and practice. The more you know about traffic laws and the sharper your driving skills are, the safer you, your passengers, and other drivers will be on Ohio’s roadways.
3 Ways to Improve Your Driving Skills and Safety
Avoiding accidents starts with being a safe driver yourself. The more closely you follow Ohio’s traffic laws, the less likely it is that you’ll be involved in an auto accident. If you want to improve your driving ability, the following resources can help:
- Study the Ohio Driver Handbook—This official guide contains a wide variety of driving law-related information, including how to obtain a driver license, specific traffic law information, and even sample test questions.
- Enroll in a driver safety course—Driver safety courses aren’t just for teens and new drivers. They’re designed to help people of all ages brush up on their driving skill and knowledge, reducing their risks when they get behind the wheel.
- Practice driving—Practice makes perfect, especially after you’ve learned proper techniques and armed yourself with sufficient knowledge of traffic laws. It’s particularly important to focus on areas where you might be deficient, including inclement weather and interstate driving.
We Help Auto Accident Victims Get Compensation After Crashes
Having an encyclopedic knowledge of Ohio’s traffic laws and being an expert in all aspects of driving can only help you avoid accidents. However, even the most well-informed and skilled drivers can still be involved in crashes, especially when other drivers are negligent and fail to follow traffic laws themselves.
If you or someone you love is injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault, the Ohio auto accident attorneys at Nurenberg Paris want to help. We’ll investigate the accident, determine how the other driver was negligent, and work hard to build a strong claim for your family.
Car accidents can be expensive, but we’ll determine exactly how much money you’re owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Then, we’ll negotiate with the insurance company to maximize your chances of getting full compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation—we’re ready to work on your behalf.