Driving Age Driving Essay

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Is 16 Too Young To Drive? The question about increasing the minimum age for a driver’s license has been pushed to the headlines because of the growing amount of car accidents. Whether it would reduce or even prevent accidents of this sort or will simply do no good is the heart of this argument. The reason for wanting to raise the driving age is because it has been proven that teenagers have caused most accidents (Koroknay-Palicz). The argument is a big decision for whether it should be raised or shouldn't it be raised because of the consequences of both sides. There are many reasons why the legal driving age shouldn’t be raised, including: more deaths/accidents would occur in the 18-year-old range, parents wouldn’t be able to have as much control of their teen driver, and parents would have to drive their kids around all the time. Making the legal driving age be 18 instead of 16 would have harsh consequences. First, if the driving age were raised…show more content…
Many parents do not have the time to escort their children everywhere they need to go. They have jobs and activities of their own to attend. At the age of sixteen, students get involved in more after school activities and with a license, they can drive themselves back and forth places without being an inconvenience to their parents. There is no reason to raise the minimum driving age, but there are plenty of reasons not to. No matter how old the kids getting licenses are, there will be car accidents ending in death. The only way to stop that is more experience, so it’s better to start driving as early as age 16. In most areas, public transportation is not a viable option on weekends or evenings—this means that older teens would need to be driven to work, and/or school by parents or older siblings. Raising the driving age would just cause undue hardship on families and
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