Is the answer perfect? Far from it. However, simply raising the age of driving will not necessarily make roads safer. It is a fair trade-off between security and the freedom to experience youth. Raising the driving age to 21 would be an exaggeration, as the voting age in the UK is 18 when a person is recognised as an adult for many different things, including the right to vote. Raising the driving age above this threshold would be paternalism for young people and would probably provoke a negative reaction in the form of less environmentally friendly attitudes. You should raise the legal driving age to 18, as most of the wreckage that occurs comes from teenagers. Teenagers have a certain way of thinking that “I win, you lose”, a kind of attitude. Or the “My way or not”. Young drivers cause most accidents due to inexperience, not lack of maturity. No matter how old people start driving, they will have accidents because they have little experience. This question only arises because young people are easy to blame.

An adult who has just started driving statistically has as many accidents as a young person. Not ALL teens are dangerous, just a small percentage. Did you know that men are 77% more likely to kill someone while driving than women, does that mean we should only let women drive? It`s the same as you teenagers stereotype unfairly! Also, what would happen if 18-year-olds got their driver`s licence at 16, which completely refutes your point when you say that studies show that 16-year-olds have more car accidents than 18-year-olds! So wouldn`t the brain of a 21-year-old be more developed than that of an 18-year-old? And think about it, but most of the hoons on the street are 20 years old, not their teenage years. 8. It gives new drivers the ability to work with today`s intuitive assistive technologies. Driving a car is a completely different experience for today`s young drivers than it was a generation ago. In the 1990s, teenagers still managed all aspects of the driving experience through their personal skills, as vehicles were equipped with minimal features. Now, 16-year-olds have access to lane departure warning systems, automatic braking and some vehicles can even park themselves. By working with these features from the beginning, they can begin to master them as they gain more wisdom behind the wheel.

6. It eliminates a family`s freedom to choose what is necessary for its needs. Interestingly, the right to drive sparks a heated debate about safety when young people are trained in the use of firearms. If we raise the driving age, children in the United States could legally own long guns and ammunition, but they will not be allowed to drive. There are about 3,000 automotive-related deaths among teenagers in the United States each year, which is about the same number of children who die from gunshot wounds. How can we discuss the benefits of revoking a driver`s licence if we are not discussing the same need for firearms for youth? Each driver matures at a different speed. As a result, it is impossible to determine the exact age at which a driver is considered “safe”. Given that all drivers have to start driving at some point, 16 seems like a decent age. This has nothing to do with raising the legal driving age.

First of all, there is already a restriction that states that a driver under the age of 18 cannot have more than one family member under the age of 18 as a passenger in his car. Learn the facts. And why should all young drivers be punished for the mistakes of a few? Since some studies have shown that 77% of men of all ages are more likely to kill someone than a woman, should men also be banned from having passengers? Also, I thought the “P” plate process is a “settling” process where PROVISIONAL runners are observed more closely than open-air runners. One of the ideas proposed to counter the disadvantages of obtaining a driver`s license at the age of 16 is to raise the driving age. By giving more class time, young people can become individual runners with better skills because they have had more time to practice with their parents or instructors. While some 16-year-olds give teen drivers a bad name, others can serve as role models for teen drivers. In the opposite scenario, some 18-year-olds may be worse drivers than 16-year-olds. To some extent, there is no absolute information on driving age. Whether you`re 16 or 60, driving safety depends on concentration and attention.

In countries like America and Australia, the minimum age is even lower. It seems to set a precedent that this is correct. Even if they think we`re too young, we`ll always have better grades and better skills to make thin ones for more people and jobs. This is just a case of peer pressure. We do not have to legislate or adopt a culture just because other people do the same. When it comes to the legal driving age, Germany and other European countries are different from the United States, have different cultures, different roads, and different laws. Assuming that their driving age will not give us exactly the same results as them. Moreover, while Germany does not allow its teenagers to get a driver`s license until the age of 18, it does allow them to drive at 17 anyway, as long as they are supervised by adults.

I lived in Germany for 12 years and I can tell you that their roads are much more complicated and dangerous than ours. They have arguments in favor of their higher legal age. When students get their bachelor`s degree, they become more independent. If drivers had to wait to get their driver`s license at the age of 18, it would make them dependent on their guardians. Therefore, the age of the driver should not be increased to 18 years. Drunk driving is very common among young people, although alcohol is illegal for those under 21. In 2019, 24% of drivers aged 15 to 20 were killed in a car accident after consuming alcohol. Teenagers` lack of driving experience as well as alcohol and drug use increase the risk of accidents. As we discuss the various new developments on our road, such as self-driving cars, an age-old question is: should we raise the legal driving age to 18? I am sorry, but I strongly disagree with you. Yes, I agree that there are immature sixteen-year-olds who are like that, but you can`t stereotype ALL sixteen-year-olds because someone else did something silly at that age. I`m sixteen years old and I drive better than half the “adults” on the road I see today. There are people of all ages who drive recklessly on the road because they think they are adults, so they can get away with it.

I know people who were over the age of 16 – more likely between the ages of 18 and 30 – who have been caught driving drunk or even died, but they don`t expect that to happen to them because they are “responsible drivers.” What matters most is whether you are MATURE and RESPONSIBLE. 6. This could reduce traffic congestion. As there are fewer drivers on the roads with an increase in the age of autonomous driving, there could be less congestion in some communities. Schools would need fewer parking spaces to accommodate learner drivers, meaning the land could be used for other facilities or needs. Fewer vehicles would also mean fewer emissions for our transportation needs, as students would carpool or take the bus to school, which could give our environment a little boost. I think the minimum legal age for drivers is fine, as it is. I don`t really see the benefit of raising it even higher. I`m sure there are other steps that could be taken when applying for and reviewing a licence and driver`s licence that would be much more effective in keeping young drivers (and everyone else on the road) safe. OK, I`m 16 and why should I give up my freedom just because people think I`m immature when most adults in recent years are bad drivers.

Changing the driving age limit could very well prevent many young citizens from being more independent. Traditionally, we grant all licensing privileges to 16-year-olds. Instead of simply raising the driving age, we should continue to implement programs that slowly give teens more driving privileges when they prove to be safe and trustworthy drivers. Let`s treat this as a problem of experience, not as a problem of age. Raising the driving age to eighteen would allow more time to teach young people how to drive. Many countries have used the graduated driving licence (GDL) system. The GDL has shown very promising results with a drastic reduction in car accidents. The GDL system works because it first requires young people to take both a classroom course and a street course with qualified teachers.

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