Origin of the Ohio Teen Driver Coalition
When the Ohio Conference of AAA Clubs convened its annual meeting in Sydney, Ohio, on Oct. 5, 2005, foremost on its agenda was the topic of traffic crashes involving Ohio teenagers.
With encouragement from AAA’s national office, Ohio’s AAA Clubs decided to form the Ohio Teen Driver Coalition to work with the Ohio General Assembly to strengthen Ohio’s current graduated driver licensing laws. Partners such as the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD, Ohio Chapter), the Ohio Insurance Institute and many others quickly signed on. In addition, the DaimlerChrysler Corporation has generously donated $15,000 to help defray expenses of the coalition.
A primary mission of the Ohio Teen Driver Coalition is to strengthen Ohio’s GDL law. Please familiarize yourself with this important issue, weigh the benefits against any concerns you may have and consider supporting legislation to strengthen current law. We welcome and encourage you to contact us and to communicate with members of the Ohio legislature.