Teens may not get license without extra fee, requirement
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:07:10 GMT —
Another hoop to jump through at the BMV or a practical solution to a growing problem? The Ohio Statehouse recently proposed a law that would require teens to learn CPR in order to get their driver's license. Applicants under 18 would have to show they passed a first-aid and CPR course before they could hit the road.
There's no word yet from Republican state Rep. Cheryl Grossman about whether the cost of the CPR and first-aid class will be on the family or provided by the state government, but many parents commenting on the issue believe this bill may put another "bill" in their pocket.
The Associated Press reports that Grossman said the training will give young people a skill for a lifetime that they can use to save lives. She said her proposal has the support of Ohio fire chiefs, the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.
Would you pay for your teen to take a first aid and CPR course in order to get their license? Or would you make your teen wait until they are 18 to get around the potential requirement? Should all Ohio drivers be required to get certification to renew their license? Weigh in below in our comments section.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)