Pros And Cons Of Raising Minimum Driving Age

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Minimum Driving Age The controversy of raising or maintaining the minimum driving age has been an ongoing feud. More recently, studies have emerged supporting the idea of the minimum age being too low, contributing to the high mortality rate of teenagers due to car crashes. The opposing side of this argument believes addressing other areas of issue with teenage drivers is a better option than raising the minimum driving age. They are in favor of keeping the minimum driving age the same, suggesting parental involvement and stricter guidelines play a larger role. I am in favor of raising the minimum driving age because it will lower financial burdens, lower car crash rates, and allow more time for teenage brains to develop and mature. In order to promote safer driving conditions and lower vehicle crash rates, the minimum driving age for teenagers should be raised.
Opposing Argument More parental supervision and involvement in the teenager’s driving will help them make wiser decisions. Varying levels of engagement and education from parents have been known to help their teenagers elicit more mature driving abilities (Cavanaugh, Chande and Peek-Asa). This engagement promotes a
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My side of this topic is for the minimum driving age to be raised and have teenagers wait to drive. This position asserts if the minimum age were increased insurance prices would decrease, car crashes would decrease, and the ability for brain development and better decision making would increase. The opposing position disagrees in the raising of the minimum age limit, asserting other alternatives could potentially have the same effect. If my position wins, there could be fewer fatal accidents among teenagers, teenagers may not have to take on large financial pressures at an early age, and many poor decisions can be avoided. Ultimately, the concern is for the safety and longevity of life for the teenage
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