Delaying the start of driving may just delay that learning and shift the crash rates more toward the 18- and 19-year-olds. I mean, that is the role of a parent in general right? And why should all younger drivers be penalised for the mistakes for a few. If they have to wait until they are 17 or 18, they remain dependent on parents practically until they ready to go off to college, join the military or take a civilian job. There are few moments that are more nerve racking for parents than the day when they hand over their keys to their child and allow them to hit the open road without supervision. Freedom is everything to young people. If you haven't passed, you can't legally drive without a person who has held a full clean licence for three years with you. I know some people do, but we need to be more careful.
Some might be but that doesn't go for all, 18 year olds get the news that they're now adults by the government so ofcourse they will act all sophisticated to boost their young 'responsible adult' status but that's not always the case. The driving age should be raised up to 18 because teens can be a little careless. When Geoffrey passed away in early 2000, his wife, Gloria, took charge of the business. Some parents just do not want their children to drive when they are teenagers because parents start to get a little worried. If you take that away then what do they have? In the United States once a person turns 16 they take a driving test and if the test is passed, they are then free to drive an automobile on the roads.
Kids need to assume responsibilities at some point. It communicates a lack of trust. A Graduated Solution Every child and every teenager develops in their own unique way. The reason why drivers crash is a lack of experience, and an 18 year old with one year's worth of experience is just as likely to crash as a 17 year old with one year's experience. If the driving age is raised to 18, it becomes much more difficult for employers who tend to rely on a youthful staff to locate useful employees with reliable transportation. Raising the minimum driving age to 18 would dramatically decrease deaths and injuries.
People feel that the driving age should be raised to twenty-one so that the society is safer and has more responsible drivers. A lot of teens just want a car to drive, they don't really drive the proper way. Make sure your teenager is safe behind the wheel. This is undoubtedly very dangerous and potentially hazardous, as a new driver who has not yet mastered driving may panic and cause tragic accidents. It was freedom, no need for mum or dad to take me places anymore. She has no turned 18 yet, but she will soon and I just can't see her driving. Just like the whole lot of them.
Well, over the past ten years, many countries, and parts in the U. They also like not having to chauffeur their teens to school, sporting events and any number of other places. Not all teens engage in risky things. Driving is a rite of passage and many teens are ready to drive and ready to take the responsibility. Teens shouldn't have to depend on their parent or guardian to bring them to school or to sports or job. Graduated licensing, which has become the standard across the country in the past 15 years, requires teens to spend more time driving with a parent or other responsible adult before they go solo. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Just because someone is young doesn't mean they are incapable of driving safe. Raising the minimum driving age to 16 would greatly reduce the number of automobile accidents involving teen drivers because they lack experience on the road, they lack maturity, and they would have less accidents resulting in safer roads. Peole are going to be the same no matter how old they are! In addition to that what if 18 year olds got their lisense at 16 wich totally disproves your point,when you said studies show that 16 year olds have more car crashes thent 18 year olds! Also an 18-year-old who is able to drink alcohol is more likely to drive drunk or try stunts to show off to their friends, which makes them far pose a much greater threat on the road than a still-in-school 16-year-old. While in the process of downshifting his Mustang, the young teen spun out of control across four lanes of traffic and was subsequently hit by an oncoming car. The most dangerous truck drivers on the road are those with under 2 years of experience, regardless of age.
This could cut back on teenage obesity levels by providing more opportunities for exercise. The pros and cons of raising the driving age to 18 are often based on accident statistics and facts about inexperience. Some say this is way too soon. At 16 or 17, you may feel invincible, but with a lack of driving experience and distractions such as cell phones, music, food, and even friends, driving can be a dangerous activity. He plans to present the proposal Tuesday at the annual conference of the Governors Highway Safety Association in Scottsdale, Ariz. And if the driving age were to be raised to 21, public transportation would have to be improved if your town had no form of it or if it just needed to be improved on. Staff, Joey Ledford, and Geoffrey Golding established Dorking Driving School in 1928.
And think about it but most of the hoons on the road are in their 20's not their teens. They party and drink, and when they drive drunk, that's another wreck and death waiting to happen. After years of carting kids to school and back and taking them wherever they need to go, it's a relief to let them drive themselves. Logic says start them sooner, not later. The Pros of Raising the Driving Age 1. Would you believe an 18 year old with no prior learning experience is more prepared than a 16 year old who has completed all the necessary requirements and above? But they don't let anyone under 18 drive anywhere but the home state. Tellingly, of those who died in pickup trucks, 76.
Therefore, if the age is raised to 18 then a lot more people will have problems getting around. They cannot get an unrestricted driver's license until they have held a restricted or conditional license for a year. However, in 2016, Colorado experienced a 44 percent rise in teen fatalities from 2015. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, in 2008: Hand-held cellphone use was highest among 16- to 24-year-olds 8% in 2008, down from 9% in 2007. Far better to really teach them — and to be honest with them.