New driving law going into effect August 1st, TIP card no longer required for driving school

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A new law is coming to replace a driving permit law that just went into effect last year.

House Bill 157 will no longer require a Class “E” Temporary Instructional Permit to enroll in driver’s education courses.

Temporary Instructional Permits were implemented in 2018, but passed in legislation in 2016.

All students had to present the card to the driving school instructor once they received the card in driver’s ed.

The cost of the card was the same price of a regular license but no additional fees were added when a student completed the class to get a learner’s permit, it just required an extra trip to the OMV.

One driving school owner says this law will likely ease a burden for parents with teens in drivers ed.

“It is hard for these parents to leave work, go get their students and go to the OMV. You know the OMV is only open Monday through Friday and they have to go during those times to get the TIP card,” says Tiger Driving School owner Renee Laymoun.

TIP cards will be required to take road instruction, as well as road and written exams and that law goes into effect August 1st.

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