Section 4506.06 | Issuance of temporary instruction permit.
(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)(1) The director of public safety shall adopt rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, authorizing the waiver of the knowledge test that is generally required in order to obtain a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit. In order to obtain the waiver, an applicant for a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit shall certify and provide evidence that, during the one-year period immediately preceding the application for the permit, all of the following apply:
(a) As authorized under 49 C.F.R. 383.77, the applicant is or was regularly employed and designated as one of the following:
(i) A motor transport operator - 88M, army;
(ii) A PATRIOT launching station operator - 14T, army;
(iii) A fueler - 92F, army;
(iv) A vehicle operator - 2T1, air force;
(v) A fueler - 2F0, air force;
(vi) A pavement and construction equipment operator - 3E2, air force;
(vii) A motor vehicle operator - 3531, marine corps;
(viii) An equipment operator - E.O., navy.
(b) The applicant has been operating a vehicle representative of the type of commercial motor vehicle that the applicant expects to operate upon separation from the military or operated such a vehicle immediately preceding such separation.
(c) The applicant has not held more than one license simultaneously, excluding any military license.
(d) The applicant has not had any license suspended, revoked, or canceled.
(e) The applicant has not had any convictions, for any type of motor vehicle, for the offenses for which disqualification is prescribed in section 4506.16 of the Revised Code.
(f) The applicant has not had more than one conviction, for any type of motor vehicle, for a serious traffic violation.
(g) The applicant has not had any violation of a military, state, or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control, other than a parking violation, arising in connection with any traffic accident and has no record of an accident in which the applicant was at fault.
(2) The waiver established under division (C) of this section does not apply to a United States reserve technician.
(D) Whoever violates division (A) or (B) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
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