Persuasive Essay On Teenagers

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We need to improve the teen driver’s license to make the roads of Maine safer. Teen brains are not fully developed and they do not understand the consequences of driving carelessly. Young people’s frontal lobes are not fully developed until the age of twenty-five. Teenagers are not able to think the same way as adults. Adults are able to use rational processes when facing emotional decisions. Teenagers are more likely to misuse cars by racing, and also party in cars, and make stupid choices. When a car full of young kids are coming home or going to a party they tend to misuse the motorized vehicle, this is very dangerous. All the intoxicated people in the car are telling the driver to act like an idiot, and are peer pressuring the person into doing things they don't want to do. Young drivers are more likely to race in cars than adults, this is because adults brains are fully developed and understand the consequences of what will happen if you speed in a car. Teens are not capable of making wise choices and understanding the bad things that can happen, they believe that they are indestructible and nothing will and can happen to them. This feeling Gilman 2 lends to a false sense of security that leads to not wearing seat belts and increased risk taking (Stay Away From Education). Stricter Curfews A Lot of accidents that involve young teens usually occur at night, this is why we should make the curfew earlier so they are off the roads at a ridiculous hour of the night. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2005, half of teen deaths from motor vehicle crashes occurred between 3 p.m. and midnight and 54% occurred on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday (CDC). The Intermediate License holder must not operate a motor vehicle from 12:00 AM - 5:00 AM (MEBMV). When teenagers are driving on the roads most of them do not think of other drivers, most of the time they think they own the road and nothing will happen to them. Teenagers have little to almost no experience of driving at night, so it’s dangerous for them to be out on the roads. When anyone is driving a car at night and they are tired, they react to problems differently. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2005 Sleep in America
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