Politics
4:42 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

Dayton Lawmaker Spearheads Group To Consider Limiting Driving Privileges

Officials are considering whether Ohioans should be granted limited driving privileges after their license has been suspended for something not related to driving, such as not paying child support.

 The suspension procedures are being studied by a working group including agencies such as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and insurance company representatives. The Columbus Dispatch has reviewed the group's recommendations and reports they include allowing deadbeat parents to drive to work or to job interviews.

Another proposal would let judges authorize limited driving privileges after a driver has been suspended for repeatedly not being able to show proof of insurance.

State Sen. Peggy Lehner of the Dayton assembled the working group. She calls the recommendations "easy quick fixes" to reduce suspensions not related to road safety.

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