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Published and prepared by:Ohio Department of Public SafetyP.O. Box 182081, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2081An Equal Opportunity EmployerTo order additional copies, pleasecall (614) 466-4775, or visitwww.publicsafety.ohio.govTo schedule a road test, visit:www.ohiodrivingtest.comTABLE OF CONTENTS1 - DRIVER LICENSING & VEHICLE REGISTRATION (In-State) ...................................... 1How to Obtain an Ohio Driver License ..................................................................1Scoring................................................................................................................10Renewing Your License .......................................................................................13Duplicate License ................................................................................................14Holders of a Foreign Driver License...................................................................14Regulations Regarding License Use..................................................................14Organ Donor Information .....................................................................................15Living Will............................................................................................................16Titling a Motor Vehicle.........................................................................................16License Plate Information...................................................................................172 - DRIVER LICENSING & VEHICLE REGISTRATION (New Residents) ........................ 17Driver License for New Residents .......................................................................17Certifcate of Title Issuance.................................................................................18Converting Out-of-State Vehicle Registration.....................................................19Leased Vehicle Information..................................................................................193 - COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSING.......................................................................... 20Classes of Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) ...................................................20Who Needs a CDL ...............................................................................................20CDL Endorsements and Restrictions..................................................................22CDL Exemptions ..................................................................................................22Procedures for Obtaining a CDL.........................................................................23Testing..................................................................................................................23Fees .....................................................................................................................23Renewal/Upgrade ................................................................................................23 Medical & Self-Certifcation Requirements For Commercial Driver License........ 4 - MOTORCYCLE & MOTORIZED BICYCLE REGULATIONS....................................... 24Motorcycle Laws and Regulations .......................................................................24Applying for Your Motorcycle License.................................................................26Sharing the Road with Motorcyclists...................................................................29Motorized Bicycles ...............................................................................................29Applying for Your Motorized Bicycle License......................................................30Special Laws for Motorized Bicycle Riders ..........................................................30Questions & Answers on Ohios Moped Regulations..........................................315 - VEHICLE EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS ...................................................................... 33Items Checked During Inspection ........................................................................33Other Equipment.................................................................................................36E-Check Certifcate ..............................................................................................366 - TRAFFIC LAWS ............................................................................................................. 37Lanes ...................................................................................................................37Turns...................................................................................................................39Correct Methods of Making Left Turns................................................................40Stopping..............................................................................................................41Yielding ................................................................................................................42Passing ................................................................................................................43Speed Limits ........................................................................................................44Railroad Grade Crossings ...................................................................................45Parking................................................................................................................46Safety Belts.........................................................................................................47Child Restraints ...................................................................................................48Obstruction of Vision...........................................................................................48Riding on the Outside of a Vehicle......................................................................49Operating a Vehicle While Impaired.....................................................................49Drugs..................................................................................................................51False Driver License ............................................................................................51Point Law .............................................................................................................51Driving Under Suspension ...................................................................................52Financial Responsibility......................................................................................53Suspension of Probationary License..................................................................54i247 - SIGNS, SIGNALS AND PAVEMENT MARKINGS ........................................................ 55Special Information Signs ....................................................................................55Warning Signs ......................................................................................................56No Passing...........................................................................................................58Crossings............................................................................................................58Schools ................................................................................................................59Merge, Divided Highway.....................................................................................59Special .................................................................................................................60Construction........................................................................................................60Guide Signs .........................................................................................................61Vehicles................................................................................................................61Pedestrian...........................................................................................................62Regulatory Signs..................................................................................................62Prohibitory Signs.................................................................................................63Pavement Markings .............................................................................................638 - TRAFFIC CRASH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS..................................................... 64What to Do in Case of a Crash ............................................................................64What to Do in Case You Hit a Deer......................................................................649 - SPECIAL CONDITIONS ................................................................................................ 65Night Driving ........................................................................................................65Winter Driving ......................................................................................................65Driving in Fog......................................................................................................66Freeway Driving..................................................................................................66If You Feel Tired While You Are Driving ...............................................................67When to Use Lights..............................................................................................67Vehicle Problems................................................................................................68Defensive Driving................................................................................................68Sharing the Road with Trucks - No Zone............................................................68Mail C