A Geauga County woman’s death could create new requirements for teens eager to get behind the wheel.
“A young neighbor man came into the culdesac too fast, he did not see her. He ran off into the grassy berm, he did not cover her and he did not do any CPR,” said the Jennifer’s mother, Peggy Halley.
According to Peggy, it took six minutes for paramedics to arrive. In the days after her daughter’s death, Peggy started writing letters to local lawmakers to see what changes could be made to driver’s license requirements.
Because of the tragedy, Republican State Representative Cheryl Grossman, of Grove City, decided to sponsor legislation which would require all teen drivers to learn CPR and first aid training. “Just one time you could affect the outcome in a positive way in a tragic accident or someone having a heart attack, it would be well worth it,” said Rep. Grossman.
The bill is being currently drafted and is expected to be introduced next month.