Ohio bill would require teens to learn CPR to get driver's license
Classes could be offered by driver's education schools, high schools, firefighters or others, as long as they are certified courses
The Columbus Dispatch
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — Teenagers who want a driver's license would first have to complete a CPR-training course under a bill introduced yesterday by a legislator from Franklin County.
Those younger than 18 would have to show evidence of having successfully completed a first-aid and CPR course approved by the state registrar within one year of the date the person first applies for a driver's license.
"The American Heart Association recently called for mandatory CPR training for teenagers before graduating from high school," said Rep. Cheryl Grossman, R-Grove City, who is sponsoring the bill. "This training will allow young people to practice proper technique and give them a skill for a lifetime to put to use saving people's lives."
House Bill 283 would require the registrar to make available a list of organizations that offer the approved first-aid and CPR classes. Classes could be offered by driver's education schools, high schools, firefighters or others, as long as they are certified courses.
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