Argumentative Essay: Kids Are Too Young To Drive

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Kids Are too Young to Drive

What's the leading cause of death in teenagers ? Drugs ? Drinking ?suicide? No, the leading cause of death in teenagers is driving. In 2013, 2,163 teens in the United States ages 16–19 were killed and 243,243 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes.That means that six teens ages 16–19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. This is why the driving age should be raised to 18 years old because, young teenagers are immature and reckless, and by increasing the driving age we could reduce deaths on American roads.

Just from being a 16 year old myself and having friends who are driving now. I have experienced just as many near crash scares in a couple months
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This could be your son or daughter, one second alive and happy, the next second dead. Don't believe me ? My father who is now in his 50's had a near death experience when he was a teen because of reckless driving. He was trying to cross lanes and his inexperience lead him to a bad choice and he hit a truck head on, one second he was having fun going to a friends house, the next second he was in a hospital with a broken neck and countless broken bones. My grandma came in weeping because my father was still passed out. This could happen to your kid. Now. Your kid thinks that he is invincible, it's a fact, all kids in their teenage years think they are invisible and that nothing bad could happen to them, that it will always happen to someone else. This type of ignorance combined with inexperience and immaturity can not be a good mix. So please after reading this take five minutes to discuss this with your teen, because odds are you could save a life. Join me on the mission to stop thousands of avoidable deaths and hundreds of thousands injuries that could all be reduced by making the driving age 18.

Authors note
I am a 16 year old teenager who's concerned for the general welfare of our citizens. I enjoy playing soccer in my off time, I also love driving around with my friends late. My past experiences drove me to write this
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