The Problem Of Teen Driving Essay

1035 Words Mar 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
Teen Driving Is 16-years-old too young of an age to start driving? Researchers think so and they have the facts to prove it. 16-17-year-olds are inexperienced. They also have bad decision making skills and are too immature to be driving. In addition, if we raise the driving age, there will be less teenage motor vehicle fatalities. Although, having a license at sixteen does provide a more convenient way to get to school, sports, or to hang out with friends without having to rely on anyone to get you there. Fifteen year-old Linnea Greci says, “I don’t think it matters what age you are, as long as you have the practice and experience.” Linnea went against what the statistics are saying and stated that, as long as that teen knows what they are doing and it’s not their first time on the road, then they will be safe and deserve to have their license. A teen could have more than enough experience on the road and ace the Drivers Ed class, but this isn’t about how good they are in class it’s about whether or not they are ready to be handed the keys to their mom’s minivan. One gets their permit at age 15, practices driving for possibly a year, then gets their license at 16 and hits the road. If we raise the age to 18, teens would have 3 years to learn how to drive. It shouldn’t revolve around how many hours that person drove to obtain their license, it should revolve around whether or not they are a mentally prepared to go off on the road alone. If that person is mentally prepared,…

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