(A) The registrar of motor vehicles, upon receiving an application for a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit, may issue the permit to any person who is at least eighteen years of age and holds a valid driver's license, other than a restricted license, issued under Chapter 4507. of the Revised Code. The registrar shall not issue a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit for a period exceeding six months . The registrar shall grant only one renewal of such a permit in a two-year period. A commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit is a prerequisite to the initial issuance of a commercial driver's license and the upgrade of a commercial driver's license if the upgrade requires a skills test.
(B) The holder of a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit, unless otherwise disqualified, may drive a commercial motor vehicle only when the holder has the permit in the holder's actual possession and is accompanied by a person who :
(1) Holds a valid commercial driver's license and all necessary endorsements for the type of vehicle being driven ;
(2) Occupies a seat beside the permit holder for the purpose of giving instruction in driving the motor vehicle; and
(3) Has the permit holder under observation and direct supervision.
(C) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 53, §101.01, eff. 7/1/2015.
Effective Date: 01-01-2004 .