Klopfenstein puts forth new bill

LIMA — Ohio state Representative Roy Klopfenstein (R-Haviland) announced Tuesday that he and Rep. Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville) introduced legislation to help parents and teens train as drivers.

The new legislation would allow new software on smartphones and a car’s computer system to measure practice hours, give advice to improve driving skills and assess those skills during the required 50 hours of parent coaching and eight hours of in-car driving evaluation.

In a statement, the representatives said that the software will offer a more affordable option for driver education.

The legislation will go to committee next once it is assigned.