Driving Age Should Not Be Raised Essay

806 Words Jun 8th, 2013 4 Pages
Driving age should not be raised 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.
Responsibility is key in life. Learning to drive teaches a great need for responsibility, because if it is not taken serious then a person’s life could become endangered. Some will say that 16 year olds should not be allowed to
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The convenience of driving by yourself is incredible and greatly-needed in a teens life. With the very busy and rambunctious schedules of teens now days, the easy transportation by way of a vehicle is essential, and a parent may not always be available to tend to their son or daughter's needs. There is not a huge need to worry for the teens parents of their kids making immature decisions like staying out late or having too many people in their vehicle because the law prohibits these actions. They may only have up to one person in the vehicle with them under the age of 21 and cannot drive from ten p.m. to five a.m. unless to and from job or school. A huge debate about raising the age for driving is the fact that more 16 year old drivers crash and die than 21 year old drivers. 16 year old drivers crash mostly because of inexperience. If the driving age is raised then 21 year olds will also crash because of inexperience. If they raise it then this means that the death rate of 21 year olds will increase, while the death rate of 16 year olds will decrease since they will not even be driving. We are not helping the cause by raising the driving age, we are just delaying the time they will die honestly. Also adults can legally start drinking at age 21. That means drunk driving could occur which would equal a ton more deaths. So who would be the safer driver? Whether it is your first time alone behind

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