Although it is a law commonly evaded; it prevents young people from car accidents and alcohol abuse or dependence. In the article is acknowledged that “more than 40 percent of college students reported at least one symptom of alcohol abuse or dependence”; a rate that would be highly increased if the drinking age is reduced. On top of that, it is worth considering the magnitude in which car accidents have dropped since the drinking age was lowered. The organization Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD) CEO Chuck Hurley said “Nearly all peer- reviewed studies looking at the change showed raising the driving age reduced drunk-driving deaths.” It is undeniable that lowering the drinking age would generate an already managed issue in regards alcohol and its relation to car
Raising it would also barely reduce traffic accidents and fatalities. Kids are gonna drive with alcohol because they won’t be thinking straight. Bars and nightclubs would not really be filled up more than some already are. Kids rather drink at the beach, home, or house parties, not surrounded by random adult strangers.
Every 15 minutes a teenager will die due to drunk driving. In the world, on average, 96 teens will die every day. The number of deaths would increase if the drinking age was lowered. The drinking age should not be changed. The age should stay the same.
By lowering the age limit, some of the younger and less experienced teens in this generation will have an easier time getting their hands and possibly even abusing alcohol. By increasing the use of alcohol the mistreatment of alcohol also increases which correlates with how developed the brain is, especially in the decision making area. The brain is not fully developed until age 25, so a younger person’s decisions may not be fully thought through.
When the Minimum Legal Drinking Age changed to 21 years old in 1976, there was a decrease in fatal car accidents which saved approximately 21,887 lives (Alcohol Policy MD). Many lives were saved because there were less young drinkers and less people driving under the influence of alcohol. If it were possible to save lives, why wouldn’t you want to do that? An argument is made that if teenagers are allowed the responsibility to drive when they are 16 years old why can’t they drink at an earlier age? This is simply because Alcohol can put people in danger.
Because of safety concerns, many states have increased the age at which teens can begin to drive. Virginia’s state legislature is considering raising the minimum driving age from 16 to 18. I believe that the minimum age of drivers should not be changed. If Virginia’s legislature changes this law, it will cause problems. I believe that the age of driver’s license requirements should not be raised because the teenager will not have to rely on their parents to drive them wherever they need to be, it will give them experience, and it will teach them to be responsible.
Teens never fully understand everything that is going on in the world or what is wrong. There is still some time until they have fully matured, which starts at age 21. If they wait until then, there won’t be as many car accidents as if they drive as a teen. The ability to know right from wrong increases and clear judgement increases as individuals get older. There is not reason to keep the driving age as it is now.
The driving age: should not be raised to twenty-one Driving car is very necessary to every one. People can’t go anywhere without a car. In the past, people used to go anywhere by walking on their foot. After that, they used camels to move from a place to another. Now a day, each family has at least 3 cars parking outside there houses.
Customarily, within the United States at a mere sixteen years old, many young adults are obtaining their driver’s licenses. In truth, it is a really good thing for America’s youth as it not only promotes independence among the future generations, but it also opens doors to new responsibilities. However,as Spider Man once said, with great power comes great responsibility. This still holds true as with the great power of driving, comes a great deal of responsibility for the lives of everyone on the road. I pledge to not text and drive because not only do I put my life at risk, but also the lives of those who are on or around the road as well.
Prior to reading, “Teen Drivers”, I thought teen driving was not as big as an issue as the general public made it. Now I am concerned by my age group’s actions and believe the strict driving laws for youth are justified by the facts and the attempts to prevent the rising accidents among teens. In the article, the author quotes the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which states, “Crashes are the leading cause of death among American teens, accounting for more than one third of all deaths of sixteen- to eighteen-year-olds.” This not only proves the danger of inexperienced drivers to themselves, but also the danger they cause to other drivers on the road and the possible passengers in the car as well.
Everybody looks forward to the day they turn 16 and take their road test for their driver’s license. Getting a driver’s license is like a gateway into adulthood, a right of passage some people may say. It’s been like this for years, ever since the early 20th century, when it was mandated for licenses to be issued to anyone wishing to operate one or more motor vehicles. In spite of the fact that this has been the norm for quite a while, there are people out there who wish to place more stern regulations such as raising the driving age. Although implementing stricter driving laws may seem a better option, it doesn’t always have superior outcomes to its countering opinion.
In addition, the main reason that many people are against driving at 16 is because 16-17 year olds are the age group with the most accidents. However, what they don't know, is that the reason behind these accidents is inexperience. If the driving age were indeed raised, there would be just as many accidents. This is because 18 year olds would be inexperienced as well. The earlier teens learn to drive, the more time they have to gain
Because of safety concerns, many states have increased the age at which teens can begin to drive. Teens need to have their own experiences. Driving at sixteen is a great way for teens to indulge in experiences and start a more independent life. The driving age should not be raised because driving gives one freedom, driving allows teens to work, and driving teaches responsibility.
It’s concluded that making the driving age as a minimum age of sixteen has had a negative impact. This minimum age has affected the road safety negatively. It has caused premature death and severe injuries among teenagers aged 16 and 17 years old. Research suggests that some risks of driving are contributed to the lack of skill and experience. Furthermore, age plays a crucial role in deciding the risks valid in