Whether or Not Teenagers Should Be Able to Drive at Age Sixteen

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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. Most of these people are in high school or in college; they want to their own freedom. As soon as they get their driving licenses, they will have the feeling of being free and cool. This results in more self-confidence than is warranted. 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. In June, 2008, she got caught with a group of young boys and girls because of being drugs addict. Second, adolescents generally are not good drivers because they tend to be childish and less mature. An article written by Garry Boulard, an American journalist and biographer, indicates my hypothesis had some truth in it. Boulard states the "inexperienced teenagers are usually more distracted than other drivers and they are less

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