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    Speed Demons Imagine a teenager announces that she passed her written test and received her driver’s permit. An experienced driver’s first reaction is to tell the teenager to announce when she will be on the road so they can stay off of it. When teenagers first become participants in the driving world, they favor speed; as a result, few people trust them. Teenagers are not mature enough to take on the road at 15 ½, because of this, an increase in the minimum age required to receive a learner’s permit is necessary. Teenagers are impulsive when it comes to decision-making. A lack of impulse control is due to continued maturing in the frontal lobe of the adolescent brain (Whelan et al., 2012, p. 921). The frontal lobe is the upper front lobe of the brain where decision-making occurs. In adolescents, the decrease of grey matter or tissue in the frontal lobe impairs decision-making. This lack of grey matter heightens the impulse to feel instead of think, especially when driving a vehicle. Adolescents like the swiftness that comes from controlling a vehicle; therefore, the thrill of speed…

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    would increase traffic levels, and teens are too immature, irresponsible, and reckless. The Georgia Department of Driver Services requires teens to follow a graduated driver's license process to help teens become a safer driver (Georgia Teen Drivers Guide). This graduated driver’s license applies to teen drivers who are 15 to 18 years old and it includes age restrictions to advance to a the next type of license. The purpose of this program is to decrease accidents by making sure teens get the…

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    Can you imagine being seventeen and you can not go to a friends house ,because you can not drive and you have to wait for your mother or father to drive you? Well that could be reality ,many states have increased the minimum driving age. Our state is now considering raising it as well I think it should not be raised because driving is important from your teenage years on ,and it is our right to be able to learn and to drive at sixteen. To begin, you can learn alot from driving at…

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    Teens everywhere are excited when they can drive. "Tennessee allows drivers to get a learners permit at the age of 15. To earn a graduated driver’s license, you must have held your learners permit for six months, be at least 16 years old, and complete a log providing you have practiced driving for at least 50 hours.” (ct.gov) All they can think about is driving and the freedom that come with driving. For many teens, driving is the first step to being adult because they have freedom to do almost…

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    concerned with how many wrecks and accidents there are, they should make an effort with the younger generation to properly educate them on driving and rules of the road. instead of just postponing all of this bad driving to a later date, an especially critical date in a young person 's life, there should just be an effort to make the teens better drivers sooner. If it is a concern that teens cannot drive properly, then that concern should be acted on, not procrastinated on. In conclusion, the…

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    parent and can help prevent accidents. Increasing the legal driving age in Missouri can lower teen fatality rates. Scientists have said that the area in your brain that makes judgments and weighs risks is not fully developed until the age of 25. Now, I’m not trying to say we should Cervantes 2 raise the driving age to 25 but I’m saying that young adults who have experience will have a better judgments when driving at the age of 18 vs 16 (USA Today). If young adults obtain a…

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    16-year olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age. Obtaining a drivers license is a huge new step to a 16 year old. Most may think that it is sense of independence and freedom. It is exhilarating to be a 16-year old and know that they will no longer depend on their parents to drive the to school, party 's, theaters, meeting with friends, and many other places. Unfortunately, being a 16-year old with a drivers license has brought a lot of problems to teens and their families.…

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    At approximately 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 I arrived at 7810 Shaver Rd for my internship with the Portage Department of Public Safety. I entered the station and put on my vest for my ride along. I then proceeded to the Sergeant 's office where I received the name of the officer I would be riding with for the night. The Sergeant told me I was scheduled to ride with Officer Patterson. I met with Patterson and we went to the briefing room and waited for the night shift briefing. After…

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    Teenage Driving Essay

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    passenger deaths are in vehicles driven by their peer teens (Shinar, 220). Teenagers look forward towards their peers and friends for advice, rather than from their parents and teachers. Rarely, these teenagers take the advice of their elders, thus making it almost impossible to convince them to drive more safely. According to Simons-Morton, teenage is a stage where a good number of individuals would not want to listen to their parents or guardians and their only worry is to “fitting in” with…

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    Teen Car Accidents

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    An outrageous number of teens are killed each year in car accidents. Children in our communities are dying left and right from driving accidents because we 're not taking the correct course of action to help them. The amount of effort it takes to protect your young loved one from car accidents is not a huge undertaking and is worthwhile. Parents have to take most of this blame because they 're the ones that should be teaching their teens how to drive responsibly and being a good example on the…

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