The Greatest Accomplishments Of A Teenager 's Life Is Receiving Their Driver 's License

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Research Paper One of the greatest accomplishments in a teenager’s life is receiving their driver’s license. Obtaining a license gives a teenager freedom; a newfound sense of independence. It is exciting to know that you are not at your parent’s mercy to drive you to school, meet friends, or to work. Unfortunately, the State of Georgia’s Department of Motor Vehicle is trying diligently to take this freedom away from seventeen year olds. This decisive will not be very effective, nor is it logical. By waiting an extra year to obtain a driver’s license a teenager will not gain much more experience behind the wheel. From the ages of seventeen to eighteen, there is not much of a difference, if any, responsibility or maturity wise. A teen will gain more experience by taking more in depth lessons at school and spending more time on the road with a qualified driver, not by sitting at home and being forbad from driving for an extra year. Georgia’s government has decided to put more driver education courses in schools, because they think that it will allevaite two major problems, traffic and accidents. “Some experts say formal evaluations of high school "driver ed" programs show they have little or no effect in reducing crashes.”(Triplett) With less driver’s on the road, there is sure to be much less traffic, and with a minimal amount of less experienced drivers on the road, there should be a decreased amount of accidents. In 1999, there were over 2,000,000 teen driving accidents

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