Driving Age Essay

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  • The Driving Age

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    Raising The Driving Age The current driving age of 16 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 16 year olds are not mature enough and lack the preparation to handle the responsibility to drive safely. Teenagers under the age of 18 should be required to wait

  • The Legal Driving Age

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    The legal driving age should not be raised to 18. Firstly, Teens should be able to be independent. They don’t need the help of their parents forever. Secondly, teens shouldn’t need to practice for more than a year. Last, teens aren’t the only ones getting in accidents. Anyone else in the world can too, no matter what age. Teens aren’t the only ones getting in car wrecks. First, heraldonline.com says, “There would still be potentially dangerous drivers, even if the legal age changed.” This shows

  • Teenage Driving Age

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    need to get around town in their car. Almost everyone by this age has a job after school or at some point has had a job. They can’t ask their parents to take them to work, because again most of them have jobs that work well into the night, so they need a means of transportation which is why they want a license. “Teens practice driving for many hours. Need to drive to get to part-time jobs and to do tasks like grocery shopping.”(Driving Age). Once you get your license you can get a job for yourself since

  • The Minimum Driving Age Should Be Raising The Driving Age

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    The minimum driving age should not be raised or lowered. In Illinois, for example, the driving age is 16 years old. At a first glance, it seems better to wait until teens are older to begin driving. However, it is apparent that no matter what age a person starts driving, it is up to the driver to determine how safely he or she will drive. It would be pointless to raise the driving age for many reasons. The 16-year-old requirement to receive a driver's license is a standard and common rule. All but

  • Should The Driving Age Should Be Raising The Driving Age?

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    major turning point in a teenager’s life, you’re finally at the age where you are given much more responsibility and freedom than before. And the biggest responsibility is being able to get your license and drive. And being given the keys to a car means a teenager can move on from depending on their parents. That’s why raising the driving age from sixteen will cause much more harm than good to many teen’s lives. The legal driving age should not be raised, despite the many efforts by the government

  • Minimum Driving Age

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    The minimum driving age should not get raised or lowered. In Illinois, for example, the driving age rests at 16 years old. At a first glance, it seems better to wait until teens become older to begin driving. However, no matter what age a person starts driving, the driver ultimately determines how safely he or she will drive. The pointlessness of raising the driving age appears for many reasons. The 16-year-old requirement to receive a driver's license, a standard and common rule, lives on. All but

  • Raise Driving Age

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    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

  • The Minimum Driving Age

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    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

  • Legal Driving Age

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    Legal Driving Age Many youth ages sixteen to eighteen are audacious, they mostly want freedom, but with freedom comes responsibility and most young adults lack this. They want to have fun before they turn into adults.There are too many problems with minors when it comes to driving. Can we risk the safety of Canadians for juvenile teens? Can we let them rampage through our streets for entertainment? Youngsters are known for partying, sneaking out, drinking; when it is illegal and we can not have

  • Raising Minimum Driving Age

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    In 2014, 2,270 teens in the U.S. ages 16-19 were killed and 221,313 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. State legislature should raise minimum driving age from 16 to 18 because of the immaturity level of 16 year olds, responsibility, and they would be older and have more experience. If driving age was moved up it would make the roads a much safer place to be. Observation The driving age should be increased to 18 years old because every day I see

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