Maturity Behind The Wheel Research Paper

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Name Instructor English 2 3 November 2013 Maturity Behind the Wheel Most fatal car accidents that occur each year are caused by teenage drivers. In many states the driving age is usually around fifteen or sixteen. What many do not realize is that allowing adolescents to drive at such an early age can be fatal. These young drivers tend to make bad decisions behind the wheel. Many teenage drivers are not as responsible as they should be out on the road which is why the driving age should be raised to 18 years old. Teenagers are not mature or responsible enough to drive at such an early age. A teenagers brain is only beginning to develop. Most teenagers do not mature until or after the age of 18. Tim Hollister, lawyer and father of a…show more content…
The teenage mind is not ready to take up on such a big responsibility of controlling a 2 ton metal machine. Although many may disagree that raising the age limit to obtain a license will not give teenagers the practice they need, it has been proven that the programs of Graduated Drivers licensing is an effective alternative way to give teenagers the ability to drive but with multiple restrictions then once they are 18 they are given the privilege to obtain a drivers license. The best way to prevent deaths amongst teens is to raise the age limit, and establish Graduated Drivers Licensing programs. (812 Words) Works Cited Gulli, Cathy. "'First, act like an air traffic controller': there's no such thing as a safe teen driver, so parents must step up, a book argues." Maclean's 30 Sept. 2013: 74. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 20 Oct. 2013. Hartos, Jessica, and David C. Huff. "Parent Attitudes Toward Integrating Parent Involvement Into Teenage Driver Education Courses." Traffic Injury Prevention 9.3 (2008): 224- 230. Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 21 Oct. 2013. Pittman, Genevra. "Graduated Driver Licensing Fails to Reduce Fatal Crashes." Teen Driving. Ed. Michele Siuda Jacques. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Rpt. from "Teen Driving Restrictions Show Mixed Results: 16-Year-Olds Had Fewer Crashes, but 18- Year-Olds Had 12 Percent More, Study Finds." 2011. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 20 Oct.

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