Also, in the same way, a high propensity of older drivers have fatal accidents due to inability, despite extensive experience, so it is unfair to judge a group such as this based solely on one years difference in age. A 16 year old would be more likely caught drinking underage then am 18 year old, completely making the alcohol factor irrelavent. This debate is mostly based on reason. The rate of crashes, fatal and nonfatal, per mile driven for 16-year-old drivers is almost 10 times the rate for drivers ages 30 to 59, according to the National Highway Safety Administration. I strongly wish everyone would be more serious about drunk driving because of many reasons.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the fatal crash rate per mile driven is nearly twice as high for 16-17 year-olds as it is for 18-19 year-olds. Teens do not possess the focus required to handle an automobile. Learning to drive is part of growing up. Ditto the neo-Prohibitionist crusade that has gone way beyond a legitimate effort to deal with drunk drivers that now mercilessly prosecutes people with trace amounts of alcohol in their system — as little as. Just because of those laws, many extraordinary and good things will happen: people will save their life, people will save more money, less death caused by teen drivers, and the most important all, everyone will have more confident when they drive. Experience doesn't matter when when you're drunk.
As a biker, you need to know when to turn, when to stop, and when to go on a street! My Opponent has stated three unvalid reasons why we should take away independency and conveniency from our youth, and has failed to state any evidence for his side. Is the 16-year-old brain ready for driving? There are lots of reasons why the driving age should be raised. Does it make more — or less — sense to toss a kid with zero hours behind the wheel a set of car keys at 17 or 18, when he is inches way from being legally free of any parental oversight whatsoever? Not surprisingly, a lot of teens hate the idea. Just like the whole lot of them. Once you're 18 you don't even have to get a learner's permit, than when are you going to learn? Yet somehow most states are willing to put them in charge of a car, which could potentially be a deadly weapon. Maybe they do it because they have not really focus that all types of crashing accidents teenagers are the more involve than any older people.
Welcome to The Allstate Blog! There are arguments that the legal driving age is too low, and this causes an unacceptably high level of traffic accidents. All problems can be solved by giving good instructions to all teenagers, buckle up while driving, and the most important thing raising the legal driving age to 18. Thank you again for the challenge; it has been interesting debating you. For example, using electronic-road pricing could better manage demand and congestion levels. Boys and girls are maturing earlier these days. They are also more influenced by peer pressure and more competitive, both of which make risky behavior more likely.
How would you be able to get around? Teenagers may take their eyes of the road, texting, and crash into another vehicle. Yet most allow them to get behind the wheel of a car, even though it is a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands. Raising the driving age from 16 to 18 delays a teenager's sense of independency and is inconvenient to the parents of the teen and the student. This has a significant economic benefit. Increasing the driving age to 18 would not necessarily change all three primary reasons.
However, emotional maturity increases with age and experience. Surely it's worth restricting the freedom of young people in order to preserve their lives and the lives of others. Cons: Getting Where They Need to Be Many teens are busy with extracurricular activities, jobs, volunteer work and socializing. One study from the 1990s found that the rate of crash-related deaths among 16- and 17-year olds were 18 per 100,000 in New Jersey, compared with 26 per 100,000 in Connecticut. During these 2 years a lesser driving violation would require you to re-take the driver education course. I can also admit to being immature during high school as well as seeing a lot more immature teens.
References: Coffey, J 6 April, 2010, One in ten Aussie teens have has a car accident, Media release, accessed 13 April 2011,. Is there any reason why we should not let a 16 year old drive? There is a stronger case for raising the driving age to 18 though as a compromise people could be learner driver from the age of 17. He plans to present the proposal Tuesday at the annual conference of the Governors Highway Safety Association in Scottsdale, Ariz. They also like not having to chauffeur their teens to school, sporting events and any number of other places. Tracking the teens that re-take driver education and the driving schools they attend would also help understand if there is a driving school that may not be properly educating the teens.
Far better to really teach them — and to be honest with them. Some causes and effects that I personally find really interesting, as a matter of fact. Its just like the smoking age why did it go up its stupid its just since Gordon Brown became priminister everything has gone down the plug hole why should we have to listen? Real threats Still others say we are worrying too much about teen drivers, and not enough about others who cause serious problems on the road. So far since driving ages haven't gone up there have been a total of additional 32% and now stands at 66% of obesity in the whole United States. This means that new drivers have to go through two or more stages or restrictions before they earn a full license. Being cautious is the number one thing for driving, so teens might not use their head just yet. But, given what we know today about accident statistics, brain development and maturity, should we rethink the minimum age? The elderly driving assessment form shall be developed by the registrar in consultation with the medical advisory board established in section 8C.