As teenagers are leaving their homes, cities, and in many cases, states, to attend colleges, driving has become an integral part in a teen’s life. However, many states are putting heavy restrictions on teen drivers to keep not only them safe, but the rest of the community as well. But that has not been enough- teen drivers still are a major problem on the road due partly to their lack of mental development. This has pushed some states to consider raising minimum driving age, eliminating the whole problem of inexperience in drivers. The minimum age should not raised, however, because it will not help the issue of road safety.
I think they should not raise the driving age 16 to 18 because some students have jobs. If you raise the driving 16 to 18 then the parents will have to drive there student to work and that should not be the parents responsiblity to have to drive them back home and back to work everyday. If there parents are having money problems the student cant help them out if he cant get to work and back.
“Driving mishaps can happen to anyone, but they happen all too frequently to teenage drivers because of their lacking significant experience behind the wheel…in recent years, safety experts, elected officials, and public policy experts have focused on strengthening such state laws with the goal of making the roads safer for teens. ” (Andrews, 2) New laws should be made to keep teens and the road a safer place. The driving age should be raised to 18 to reduce many dangers.
Everyone has felt that feeling where they cannot wait to learn how to drive and to get behind the wheel. Little do they know, driving causes a number of deaths every year. Teen drivers are involved in more car-related accidents than any other drivers. The minimum driving age should be raised from 16 to 18 because 16 year olds are more accident prone, 18 year olds are more experienced, and a 16 year old’s brain is not as developed as it is at 18 years old.
Because of safety concerns, many states have increased the age at which teens can begin to drive. Virginia's legislature is considering raising the minimum driving age from sixteen to eighteen. I do not believe the age should be increased because teeneagers benefit greatly from driving at the at the age of sixteen. Driving is a necessity for many young adults to maneuver from location to location as they become older with more responsibility. Many adults assume students lack the ability to make appropriate choices while driving, but this is not the case. Having a driver's license at the age of sixteen allows young adults to gain experience, lets them become more independent, and encourages responsibility.
The big debate as to whether the legal driving age should be raised to eighteen is an ongoing issue. There are both arguments for and against this matter. Younger drivers, as well as old ones, can cause many life-threatening accidents; therefore, raising the minimum driving age could significantly reduce the number of accidents. The accident rates can be lowered considerably if the legal driving age is bumped up to eighteen. This would mean that no more kids could get hurt or worse, killed in a car accident.
I don’t think that they should raise the driving age to eighteen. I don’t think they should because it’s not fair. Just like the passage said it’s not going to stop the crashes. I think people should go through the Graduated Licensing Program. It’s a more advanced program and it allows people to be more prepared for driving. It teaches them the consequences and how dangerous it is.
In the article titled "States Should Raise Driving Age" discusses why states should raise the driver's license age from 16 to 17 or even 18 years old. The author proves that research has shown that New Jersey has significantly reduced deaths related to traffic crashes in teen drivers compared to states that issue a license at 16 years old. New Jersey issues a drivers license at 17 years old. The author states that representatives of the Insurance Institute agree that there are other options such as tougher laws, education programs, and longer permit requirements that would allow teens to still obtain a license at the age of 16. Although there is evidence that teen driver crash's are high, researchers argue that auto safety groups should focus
Vroom, vroom! The first time behind the wheel alone--exciting, nerve-racking, free. No parents or instructors, just yourself and the car; all decisions are solely made by you. Are you ready, are you... old enough? The discussion of keeping the minimum driving age at 16 or raising it to 21 revolves around generic maturity, but there is more than just that to look at. After reviewing all pros and cons, the minimum age for being allowed to operate motor vehicles should be kept at 16.
The achievement of a driver’s license is a rite of passage for a large number of adolescents and young adults in the United States. Societally, the driver’s license is representative of a key to the outside world, and, in some ways, it is also thought of as being one of the first steps into adulthood. This perceived importance leads numerous fifteen and sixteen-year-olds to obtain their license as quickly as they possibly can which can be dangerous. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), drivers who are between sixteen to nineteen years old are at the greatest risk of being involved in a fatal crash, and sixteen and seventeen year olds also are at nearly twice the risk of eighteen and nineteen year olds. This has led some experts to call for a raise to the minimum driving age. While this is an understandable conclusion to come to, this is not necessarily the best course of action. There are other programs which can decrease the fatal crash rate, which can alleviate the crash concern. Otherwise, the ability to drive is, as stated above, an important step towards adulthood, and it provides maturity. Additionally, due to the lack of public transport or other safe ways to travel from place to place, the ability to drive provides younger Americans with mobility so that they can work, go to school, and also be with friends. For these reasons, the minimum driving age must stay at sixteen.
The current driving age of sixteen is implemented in almost every state in the United States. Most states have become accustomed to the current driving age, but recently there are certain states that believe that the legal driving age should be raised due to various reasons. The main argument for most states is that sixteen-year old’s are not mature enough and lack the preparation to handle the responsibility to drive safely. Teenagers under the age of eighteen should be required to wait longer to get their license and should be more prepared before getting their license.
Teenagers have the highest crash rate when driving, but changing the age will not impact the amount of crashes happening by new drivers. If the legal driving age is increased, crashes will still happen because of new drivers and the only thing different will be the word used to describe the people crashing. Instead of teenager it will be young adult. This won’t affect the likelihood of a person crashing, or how well someone drives.
CRASH! as two cars gets into an car accident killing an elderly woman while a teenage who is responsible behind the wheel drunk after coming from a party that his friend was having. Because, of safety concerns many states have increased the age at which teens can began to drive. Your state legislature is considering raising the minimum driving age from 16 to 18. Do you think the driving age should be raised?. Some think that the driving age shouldn't be raise because, that would give teenagers the opportunity to have more experience in driving as they get older. Others think the state should raise the driving age because teens are not ready to be on the road driving just yet. Although, i think that the driving age should increase because most teens are immature
Should the driving age be raised? Although thousands of 16- year olds die everyday in fatal car crashes. Even though some people say 16 year olds are too young to drive, they not because if you increase the driving age more older teens will die.
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