Cleveland, OH - One of the problems with this country is that we pass too many laws - many of them inspired by politicians eager to appease special interests, but a new law went into effect in Ohio last Friday that breaks the mold - it actually is beneficial and long overdue.
It's a law that would restrict teenage driving privileges. The law says that no more than one non-family member can be a passenger in a car driven by a 16-year-old unless a parent or guardian is present. It also bans 16-year-olds from driving during the hours of midnight to 6AM - peak hours for teenage auto accidents. It remains to be seen, of course, if these new restrictions are enforceable but I hope that they are.