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Driving Tips for OSU Freshmen

Your high school days are over! You are officially a Buckeye and about to embark on your first year at Ohio State University. From exhilarating game days to meeting your new roommate who will eventually become your best friend or your arch-nemesis, the list of things to look forward to are endless. To add to the excitement, you’re on your own with the freedom to travel wherever you see fit. Whether you’re a Columbus native or new to the area, there are a few driving tips you should know that can help make your OSU freshman experience a breeze. We have outlined a few tips for you to consider when navigating campus for your upcoming freshman year.

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Accident with Student Driver (with permit)

Nothing excites a teenager more than the moment they get behind the wheel for the first time. This exact moment can shoot streaks of terror in any parent’s mind. However, with good supervision, training, and education about the rules and regulations of the road, your teen will be on the right track to becoming a safe driver.

Upon receiving their learner’s permit, there are a quite a few restriction both the guardian and student driver must be aware of:

  • Students must be accompanied in the front seat by another licensed driver at all times.
  • Some states also require that the licensed driver be 19 or 21 years of age.
  • Be knowledgeable of nighttime driving requirements and curfews.
  • No texting or talking while driving. Be aware of specific state regulations regarding cell phone use while driving.
  • Student must carry learner’s permit whenever driving.

Failing to follow the rules above may result in suspension of learner’s permit, points added to your driving record, or possible ticket fines and penalties.

As any student would while learning a new skill, you should expect a few mistakes. Student drivers are three times more likely to be involved in an accident than drivers who are 20 and older. 

If your teenager has recently received their learner’s permit, it may be a good idea to notify your insurance provider. If your teen gets into an accident with their learner’s permit, the fine and penalties will be the same as if they were a fully licensed driver. As the guardian, you would be held responsible to file a claim with your insurance provider to cover any damages.

In situations involving student driver accidents, insurance companies may try to take advantage of the circumstance and not compensate you properly. It may be time to contact an attorney.  Our  job is to match you with a lawyer who has experience with cases like yours, and is familiar with the traffic laws in your local area. Contact us online or give us a call at (888)-906-4943 and let us get you connected to an attorney in your area today.

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OH Best Driving Practices around Work Zones

Work zones are often signs of new developments. Whenever a city embarks on a new project to build additional bridges or highways, while the future may look promising for the city’s residents, the prospect of ongoing construction can be daunting and inconvenient. Work zones are known for limiting road space and lowering speed limits which can heavily influence your commute duration. (more…)

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Dangers of Using Cruise Control

Cruise control is a speed control option that dates back to the 17th century when they were being used in steam engines. It was first implemented for use in a motorized vehicle in the early 1900’s and modernized in 1958. Mechanical engineer, Ralph Teetor, was frustrated with his lawyer increasing and decreasing his speed as he spoke and sought out a solution. The brainchild from Ralph’s problem is what we know today as cruise control. This speed-regulating system is used daily by commuters with tired legs to truckers traveling across the country alike, but is it safe? We have outlined a few of the greatests risks faced when using cruise control. (more…)