Raising the Driving Age

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Raising the driving age Topic: Should the driving age be raised? Thesis Statement: Increasing the driving age would not only benefit us individually but also our country as a whole since increased driving ages would decrease pollution, fatality rates among teens, and many other factors jeopardizing our country. I. Introduction II. Major Point: Cut the number of deaths a) The highest death rate for drivers us amongst the age group 16-25 b) If it’s raised, there would be a fall in fatalities arising from motor vehicles. III. Major Point: Maturity a) Many 16 year olds are very immature and putting them behind the wheel could be very dangerous. b) Teens are also very in-experienced and need to fully understand the consequences and techniques to driving. IV. Major Point: Pollution and Congestion a) With fewer teens on the road, there is less traffic and congestion. b) With less cars being driven and more of carpooling, there would be less pollution and harmful substances in the air. V. Conclusion Many have shown concern towards the low driving ages in certain parts of the US. The driving age has been as low as 14 years old in South Dakota and as high as 17 in New Jersey. Increasing the driving age would not only benefit us individually but also our country as a whole since increased driving ages would decrease pollution, fatality rates among teens, and many other factors jeopardizing our country. “What are you doing? You’re going to make me drive my kid to the movies on a Friday night for another six months” (Mandel, 2008). Parents have argued and said that in raising the driving age would be a hassle for them. “Some opponents of raising the driving age argue that it would simply delay deaths among young drivers, because in-experience not immaturity is what leads to their high rate of fatal accidents (Rubin,
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