(A) The registrar of motor vehicles, upon receiving an application for a commercial driver's 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. A commercial driver's temporary instruction permit shall not be issued for a period exceeding six months and only one renewal of a permit shall be granted in a two-year period.
The holder of a commercial driver's temporary instruction permit, unless otherwise disqualified, may drive a commercial motor vehicle when having the permit in the holder's actual possession and accompanied by a person who holds a valid commercial driver's license valid for the type of vehicle being driven and who occupies a seat beside the permit holder for the purpose of giving instruction in driving the motor vehicle.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Effective Date: 01-01-2004