Should The Legal Driving Age Be Changed? Essay

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Do you really want to be stuck at home until you’re 18 doing nothing with your free time while your parents are gone? Don’t you want to be able to roam around places and probably take extracurricular activities on your own time and hang with friends too? Being able to drive is what many children in our society think about these days. When many teenagers reach the age of 15 ½ they are allowed to officially take their permit test to receive their permit for driving with an adult. After they have officially turned 16 they may take the behind-the wheel driving exam for a driver’s license, but the USA plans to change the driving age from 16 to 18. This idea seems to be a mistake seen in many ways. I believe that they shouldn’t change the…show more content…
While taking drivers education, you are tested and taught about all the rules of the roads and shown many reasons to follow these roads. For example, if you didn’t follow the speed limit signs, you are most likely to be given a ticket and fined a couple hundred dollars. While you are driving with an adult, they will supervise you and tell you what things you are doing wrong so that you will not make the mistake again. This way, you’ll be sure not to make the same mistakes while taking your driver’s test. After you’ve received your learners permit, you are required to complete a minimum of six hours of behind-the wheel training with a professional driver. When taking the behind-the wheel training, you will be tested on many roads and areas so your trainer will know what you are doing wrong and will teach you the correct way. All of these abilities are great for becoming the safest and best driver. Right now in the United States, we have started a hard economic time. Many people are getting laid off and lots are losing their money. If teenagers were able to drive by themselves, they could find a job and transport themselves their without a parent. This would save the parent’s time and they wouldn’t have to spend their own money on gas since it isn’t their car. This way, we will be teaching our children responsibility also. The parents can also have their own teen

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