For many teenagers obtaining their driver’s license is the first initial step of becoming an adult. Many political and public figures question the ability to drive legally at age 16; in some states even younger. There are many reasons why many individuals question the legal driving age such as how will impact society? If the legal driving age in the United States is raised to 18 will there be a decrease of accidents? In the United States most states allow teenagers to have a learner’s permit and a driver’s license at age 16. Rising the legal driving age would cut down on car accidents and associated damages, cut down on teen deaths from traffic accidents and allow for teens to gain more experience before driving on their own.
An extreme number of research and data have pointed out that teens are not equipped with safe driving skills. These numbers have lead to countless arguments between teens and adults. All though teens are more interested in their phone then a car they still have a desire to get onto the road. The car offers an immense amount of self conscious and maturity to a teen. This is one of the main points as to why teens are so eager to get out on the road as soon as possible. If and when they do get on the road they look right past the consequences that may occur with driving at such a young age. Without a doubt teenage drivers are very inexperienced when it comes to their first trips on the road because the only prior training they can get is practice
Driving as a teen is needed they need that freedom. teen driving is rapidly rising, but there are good in teen driving.Although opponents claim that it would be safer to raise the driving age, they should not raise the driving age requirements because it teaches teens responsibility, teens need to be able to drive to get to school and activities, and allows them to get job opportunities.“But the newly released teens would have little practical experience in the world”, Teens need that experience(driving)in the world.it states it because teens need a piece of the real world.teens need to be able to drive to get to school, work and sports
Putting teens on the road at a young age as low as 15-16-years-old allows them to gain experience that will help them become more accustomed to the road when they get their driving licences at 18. As stated in the article, Teenage Driving Laws May Just Delay Deadly Crashes, it says “Many teenagers, rather than deal with the extra restrictions for 16-17 -year-olds, are simply waiting until they turn 18, and skipping the restrictions altogether. As a result, a greater proportion of inexperienced drivers hit the road” (40). This proves that teens who do not drive at 16 are more likely to get into car crashes, because they wait til 18 to avoid being restricted like the 16- 17- year-olds. Teens who skip the 16 -17-year-old restrictions are just starving themselves from gaining the early knowledge on driving that is needed to prevent fatal crashes. The same article also says that, “There have been 1,348 fewer deadly crashes involving 16-year-old
Teen drivers have the mentality were they are untouchable when behind the wheel. But it’s obviously to much to handle for them because when it comes to the facts to many teens die a year. In 2007, 4,200 teens in the U.S aged from 15-17 were killed and 400,000 were treated in the E.R for injuries because of car accidents (“Motor vehicle safety, Teen Drivers, page 1”). This just shows how irresponsible teens are while driving. In a national survey 12.5% of all high school students rarely wear seatbelts, this just asking too get hurt in case an accident happens (“Motor vehicle safety, Teen Drivers, page 1”). This just shows how teens have a bad mentality while driving. In 2005, 54% of teen deaths occurred between 3 p.m. and midnight on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. This statistic shows that one more reason why a teen would want there license is to get to a party or go
Over hundreds of teens who get their licenses do not become part of a horrific statistic. It has been proven that male teens’ death rate is almost two times as much as female teens. So why should all teens be punished? Perhaps one should have their licensed revoked until eighteen when a ticket is issued to that driver. Some people say “The most dangerous time for teenage drivers, is the first few months after they are licensed”(" Editoral: Teens and their wheels"). However, experience matters. If the driving age is raised the statistics will still stay the same, but now it will only be for eighteen year olds not sixteen year olds. ( Opposition) No matter what age, one needs experience driving (" Editoral: Teens and their wheels"). Being a teen is not the problem, being a new driver is the
When discussing the topic of teen driving, the lack of responsibility remains the biggest concern. Teenagers do not have enough responsibility or control to be trusted with a vehicle. For example, irresponsible behavior is demonstrated by teenagers when they recklessly drive by speeding, or they choose to forego putting a seat belt on.
Becoming a teenager is all about transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Gaining more privileges give teens freedom and responsibilities. Driving can be a deadly privilege if not taken seriously. With more teens dying behind the wheel, changes need to be made. Driving laws and penalties for teens should be
Reading the article Should the driving age be raised? written by Shari Roan, got me thinking about the safety of teenagers as well as adults. The article explains a lot of what the requirements are in order to be driving in all the 50 states. It gives us statistics on
A few people may say that it is not fair to let adults determine if teens should drive, however, many teens actually agree with raising the driving age. A seventeen-year-old from Nashville, Liza Darwin, agrees that raising the driving age would benefit the public (Davis, p.249). Not only do teens support raising the driving age, so do many adults. A Gallup Poll found that sixty-one percent of people say that sixteen is too young to drive and only thirty-seven percent oppose raising the driving age (Davis, p.248). With almost two-thirds of society agreeing sixteen is too young to drive, it only makes sense to move the driving age and save a ton of lives which benefits
The question inquired is whether raising the driving age to 18 or imposing a graduated driver’s license (GDL) would lower the accident raise for teens. The advocates for both say that the restrictions would lower allow teens to get behind the wheel when they are ready. Although neither would work
Teenager are ready to get on the road at the age of sixteen when it is legal to get your license. They are ready for freedom and ready for a big life ahead of them, little did they know it take responsible to drive a car because if you don’t follow the rules from the state or your parents, you can in up in a wreck. There are more teen driver that happen to get in a wreck than adults do. Teen drivers have a history of being unsafe drivers, so precautions have been made to limit wrecks caused by them. They have the basic skills to drive.
In the United States, more than 37, 000 people die from traffic accidents each year. (National Safety Council) Of these, teens, aged 16 to 19 are said to be three times more likely to be in a wreck than people above the age of twenty. These statistics draw a large
There has been a big discussion in the past few years about the set driving age. This problem has started to become a real issue. It has come to a point where the state legislator is thinking about changing the driving age. Many young teens are trying to fight this law from being passed. The driving age should not be raised because, some teens can’t rely on their parents for rides, students have to drive to work, and some parents need help getting things done.
entertainment? Youngsters are known for partying, sneaking out, drinking; when it is illegal and we can not have people like this causing chaos on our streets. Minors are also distracted too easily with the latest technology, friends and other passengers. Teenagers also like to eat, talk, and groom which is a distraction. A distraction is anything that could divert a person’s attention from their main task, which is driving. Studies have shown sixteen year olds are immature and their mind is not fully developed, and therefore should not be able to drive. They also do not have enough experience as most youth get their license at the age of sixteen and hardly practice safety on the roads before that. Teenagers consistently cause trouble, they should not be permitted to drive until eighteen years of age.