Essay On Increasing Driving Age

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Every day, every hour, every minute, every second people are getting into car accidents that can sometimes be fatal. People who get into car accidents are not just one specific age, they are of all ages, genders, and races. Even though teenagers are more likely to get into an accident, how are they going to learn from their mistakes if they are restricted from driving ? The answer is they won’t learn. By restraining teens from driving at 16, you are just delaying the accidents for when they are able to drive. Not only are the experiences being skewed by changing the age, but there are also many programs in many states that have contributed in reducing accidents among teens.
Many people often resort to blaming teenagers for the high rate of accidents, when in reality it is everyone of all shapes and sizes that get into car accidents. In fact there is a higher percentage of accidents between the ages of 25 and 44 years old, than there is in the ages of 15 and 20 years old . Citizens of all ages are prone to accidents, so it would make no sense to increase the minimum driving age, if all people are getting into car accidents. By increasing the age, you are actually harming teenagers because you are taking away their experience, which will only set them up for failure in the future.
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There are many programs that have been set in place to assure the safety of drivers, these programs have helped in decreasing accidents and should be mandatory for licensing. Also accidents do not only occur in teens, they actually are more common between the ages of 25 and 44 years old. If the age was increased it would also create lot of unsolicited criticism and drama, which would also only prove to be negative. Honestly i do not agree with increasing the age because it proves to be more hurtful than

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