16 year olds are also proven to get into numerous accidents and they can get distracted at the wheel. 16 year olds get into the most car collisions; they even at times cause deaths. Usually their own life tragically and sometimes their friends or a complete stranger sometimes. These kids are too young they are a bit naive. If a friend asked them to race there is a 50/50 chance that they would say yes and that is extremely dangerous.
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.
Their parents will not have control of their children the way they want. And they will no longer able to guide them the way they want anymore. Matt Sundeen, an attorney and program principal in the transportation program of the National Conference of State Legislatures, reported that "When the children are at the age of 15 or 16, they do not have enough experience in life, and without their parents' guidance, these young people can easily go in wrong directions; to drugs and alcohol, for example." For example, Alicia Betancourt, sixteen years old high school girl, got her driving license. Then she started to go out without her parents knowledge.
The purpose of the restrictions is keep teens safe and avoid crashes. Teens have a great misperception that gives them an overconfidence in everything they do. There are many factors that influence the why there are driver license restriction for teen drivers. One of the various factors is peer pressure. A car full of teens is known to be “the perfect storm” where the teen drivers are influenced
In recent years, it would seem that more and more teenagers start to learn driving at the age of 17, but there are a lot of arguments about whether a 17 year old teenager should drive a car. There are many reasons why 17 years old is too young to get your learner driving license. Firstly, teenagers have no good experience. At the age of 17 teenagers’ brains are still growing and at times they will do something without thinking about it. Driving is a serious thing, we can not drive for fun, because it is dangerous and it affects many people’s lives.
It's a pretty common discussion among just about everybody, mostly teenagers. Although most teenagers are going to be against the idea because they haven’t drove yet and are anxious, most adults would like to see different actions taken on young drivers. Should the legal driving age be raised to 18? The main reason most people think the age should be raised is that it would reduce automobile accidents and fatalities. Accidents are caused by multi-tasking, Teens are easily distracted while driving by cell phones, the radio or even something simple as a friend talking to you.
There are also many under age drivers on the road that makes driving on the road more dangerous for them and anyone driving that day. A lot of people also die because they drive while intoxicated I would have to say that’s one of the most cause of death each year. Talking on the phone is one of the most dangerous habits because you’re not always concentrated on the road. Talking on the phone while driving is prohibited because you can get into a car wreck or make some get into one or hit someone and can cause severe injury or death. It is very prohibited to talk on the phone in school areas because there is a lot of kids walking to school or getting off of their parents vehicles to walk into school and you can hit them and severely injure them or even cause death.
Accidents happen every day to drivers of all ages, of those drivers, ages 15 to 24 years may count for only 14% of the driving population, but they account for more than 30% of the total costs of car injuries (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). More than 5,000 teen drivers die each year on American roadways (Reader’s Digest). Teen drivers can become a risk to themselves and to others around them. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, one passenger alone will increase a crash risk for teen drivers by 48%. The more passengers that are in the vehicle, the greater the crash risk grows for the teen driver.
Secondly, in the article “May Just Delay Deadly Crashes” by Anahad O’Connor he clearly proves by statistics and percentages that there have been more fatal crashes from 18-19 year olds rather than 16-17 year olds. I think that it is completely unfair to punish the younger group of kids for the older group’s actions. Especially when they’re the ones who have been saving lives by 30%. Finally, everyone thinks that keeping their 16-17 year old kid with an adult the whole time they’re driving will help them get better but it’s actually the opposite. Having an adult who is correcting you right while driving or a.k.a.
Speeding, texting while driving and other distractions played a part in the deaths. The article goes on to state that because teens are immature and have inexperience there is potential for disaster. The main idea of the article focuses on different ways and steps that will prevent crashes and save lives of teenage drivers and others on the road. It's pointed out that because teens' prefrontal cortex is not fully formed, teens have a hard time not acting on impulse. Another problem they have is some don't see the risks or don't care.