Recent statistics show the most drivers who are caught speeding or involved in automobile accidents are under the age eighteen. This is because the drivers have no responsibility and cannot handle the task of driving a car. By raising the driving age to eighteen, it would give these teens more time to mature before getting behind the wheel. For the safety of our teens we need to raise the unrestricted legal driving age to eighteen years
Did you know 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age? 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving which causes most of the bad car accidents. I think that 16 is too young to drive. For one they are easily distracted with their electronics and Two teenagers are causing a lot of deaths because they are not cautious while they are driving. But some people might also say that 16 is the best age to drive because teens need their freedom.
The U.S. needs to change something to lower this number. Raising the legal minimum driving age to 18 would help lower the number of accidents involving teens by cutting the amount of teenage drivers on the road in half. Obviously it would be objected by teens who want to drive as soon as they can, but in the long run it could save their lives. Teen drivers are by far the most dangerous on the road, and have the highest chance of getting into accidents. “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” (CBS/AP).
For instance, teens think that they’re fearless, which is why they take silly risks unlike mature drivers. Most teenagers think that being able to control the car while speeding means that they drive well. Increasing the driving age will significantly condense car accidents. While some people say teenagers can develop independence, the driving age should be raised to 21 because the level of obesity is high, teenagers are immature, and car accidents are increasing rapidly. Firstly, teenagers are the ones who are most likely to act in such reckless and
Passengers are a huge problem in regards to teen driving. Missouri law puts a one passenger restriction on drivers during the first six months they possess a license, under the circumstances that the passenger is not a family member and is not over the age of nineteen. Passengers increase the possibility of a fatal crash by almost fifty percent (#4). This is not to say that teen passengers intend to cause accidents in any way, but it is crucial that teen drivers understand the distraction factor that accompanies
Driving Age Acquiring a driver’s license is one of the most awaited milestones of a teen life. Most driver education classes being offered in driving schools or education classes in high schools aren’t thorough enough to teach the teenagers what they need to know when they get behind the wheels. Experience is an important teacher when it comes to driving and the more time they spend in different kinds of roads; the more confident they feel and will be able to respond to stressful or challenging situations. But years of dismaying statistics have made the safety advocates across everywhere to rethink whether 16 or 18 year olds are really enough to get them driving (Aspen, 2016). Legal driving age has been a constant argument as the major reason for death among teens is these accidents happening.
Most teenagers look forward to getting their license and permit to be able to get behind the wheel of a car and drive without parents. The problem with this is many teenagers take advantage of that privilege and become reckless drivers. The government has put laws in place which prevents teenagers from driving alone for the first year and keeps laws in place so teenagers can’t abuse there laws. Meanwhile, many adults still argue the safety on the road even with restrictions in place. These laws are here to keep everyone on the road safe not only the new drivers.
Drunk driving is a serious problem that continues to take thousands of deaths each year. Too many innocent lives been lost to drunk driving. A death from drunk driving does not only affect the victim but it affects everyone around them such as family and friends. One night, one drink, one mistake is all it takes for drunk driving to take its toll. There are many solutions to prevent drunk driving, but they will only work if we put them into play.
According to a study performed by AT&T, 43% of teens have confessed to texting while driving. As for adults 41% text and drive daily because it made them feel more productive and connected (Beck, Zuckman, Thomas, 2012). As shown in figure 1 below Figure 1 AT&T Teen Driving Survey, 2012 According to statistics, 10% of all drivers ages 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted drivers at the time of the crash; this age group is the largest proportion of drivers who were driving distracted at the time of the crash. The problem is very real and is purported to exceed the dangers of drunk driving
For example “ according to a Home Office survey, 18 percent of young people aged 12-13 in the UK and 28 percent of those aged 14-15 caused damage while drinking. In addition, 10 percent of young people aged 15-15 said that they had got in trouble with the police as a result of drinking.” Secondly, car crashes risks are also related to alcohol. The driving skills of young people are affected by alcohol. Every year around 1900 people aged below 21 who die as a result of car crashes that involve underage drinking. Furthermore, sexual behaviour is affected by