When a teen gets to that age all they think about is driving, but when they turn that age parents just begin to worry. “Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group funded by the auto insurance industry, acknowledged the idea is "a tough sell," but noted that car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers” (Irvine). That is a big statistic to ignore. Pennsylvania had 242 deaths which involved a teenage driver in 2008, third among all 50 states behind that of Texas, 650 deaths, and Florida with 516 deaths (California DMV). Teenagers are reckless and we must do everything reasonable to prevent deaths.
Whether or not teenagers should be able to drive at age sixteen What is the leading causes of the death of many teenagers in the United States? A Statistics showed that 16-year-old teenagers are three times more likely to die in car accidents than other accidents. In 2008, around 50 billion dollar was the estimated economic impact of car accidents involving drivers who are 16-18 years old. In my opinion, driving licenses should not be given to teenagers under 18. First, when teenagers get their driving licenses, and it’s hard for adult to be able to guide them.
Should The Legal Driving Age Be Raised? Most accidents today are caused by young teenage drivers. Most 16 year olds can’t wait to get a license and get behind the wheel of an automobile, that’s exactly how I was also. I'm interested in this matter because of curious reasons as far as what other people think, an how they feel about the legal driving age today. It's a pretty common discussion among just about everybody, mostly teenagers.
The risk of a teen getting into a wreck increases by 44 percent with one teenage passenger and quadruples with 3 or more passengers. When teens get into crashes they are not only putting themselves at risk of injury but also other innocent drivers. Many teenagers are not careful while driving and that is why the number of teens killed in car wrecks are so high. Young teenagers are most of the time not very responsble. They do not pay attention as much as an older driver would and that can cause many crashes.
Have you ever been in a car accident? Recent studies have shown that the fatal crash rate for 16-17 year olds has a lower rate than the 18-19 year olds. The fatality rate for teenager as a whole, has been decreased by about 30% ever since in the mid 1990’s, the requirement of having a certain number of hours behind the wheel has been enforced in almost every state in the U.S. Some people have brought up the suggestion of pushing back driving ages. That is a terrible idea because although they’re the ones getting into them, it’s not just the minors fault.
drinking age One of the first associations which come to mind when talking about alcohol is driving. For citizens of the United States, having a car is seen as a must starting from the age when a teenager is allowed to receive a driving license. According to data provided by the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving, in 2010 a high percentage of car accidents connected to drunk driving (15.1% out of 10.228 individuals) was observed among young people aged between 18-20 years (PolicyMic). Respectively, if youth were officially allowed to consume alcohol from 18 years old, this index of car accidents would necessarily be much higher. Moreover, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claims that since establishing the drinking age of 21 in 1975, the number of car fatalities among 18-20 year old drivers in the United States decreased by 13% (SFGate).
One of the major points against gun control is the violation of your second amendment rights, you have the right to keep and bear arms for personal protection. This paper will show there is no common sense in banning all firearms as a means gun control and it leaves law abiding citizens increasingly vulnerable to violent crimes. No Common Sense in Gun Control Over the past forty years, legislators have spent a lot of time, effort and revenue on legislation regarding gun control. Gun control advocates insist that increased gun control will lower the soaring crime rates of the early 70's. However, “recent research on the prevalence of defensive gun use has prompted growing concern that government efforts to regulate gun ownership and use may be counterproductive” (Ludwig, 2000, p. 363).
Dear city council, I purpose that we do not raise the legal driving age. The current legal driving age is at least 16 years old to get your learners permit and after one year you are eligable to recieve your driver's license. Many people belive that we should raise it to the age of 18. I think it should not be raised for many reasons. To begin with, you are a first time driver; no matter what age you are, it is your first time learning and you have no experiance yet, so to start driving at 18 would be the same as if you were 16.
Drivers under 20 years old have the most fatal car crashes that involve distracted driving. Forty two percent of teen drivers that drove within the last 30 days said they had sent a text or were on their phones while driving in 2015 (CDC). Not all states in the United States have laws in place for all drivers banning the use of cellphones while driving. Some states have laws in place just for teen drivers that don’t allow them to text and drive, but adults don’t have laws in place banning them from texting and driving. In June of 2017 only 14 states have a ban on handheld phone use and 42 states banned texting while driving and two other states have only banned texting and driving for new drivers.
More so, a teenagers body is not matured enough mentally, nor physically, to execute decisions that hold another person’s life, or freedom at stake. In greater depth, if eighteen year olds could buy alcohol, they would be driving their underage friends around at wee hours of the night. Thus, risking them curfew tickets, possibly even letting an unlicensed, underage driver, be enabled to drive his friends around and put them at a greater risk, just because the designated driver was too intoxicated. Lastly, if some grown-ups cannot even drive, or function under the influence, how could a teenager manage? Secondly, teenagers at the age of eighteen have a lot of unfamiliar responsibility coming their