Persuasive Essay On Teen Drivers

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Teen driving is a very debated topic as of late. According to the IIHS, “Crashes are the leading cause of death among American teens, more than ⅓ of all deaths of 16-18 year olds”. I am a teen driver myself and I always hear my parents telling me to “be careful”, “no texting”, and “watch the road”. I currently only have one speeding ticket and zero accidents under my belt so far, so I’d like to think that I am a good driver. Yes, I know teen drivers who are downright awful, but I also a lot of great teen drivers who take every precaution. Statistics, however, never lie or fail to end debates. 16-year-olds are the most likely to be in an accident than any other age group. They only represent 2% of the drivers in America, but account for 11% of all motor vehicle crashes. Not to mention that teens are twice as likely to crash at night than during the day. Having friends in the car only seems to make things worse For each teen in the car, the likelihood of a crash increases. Now there are steps and classes into making our young, inexperienced drivers better and better equipped for taking on …show more content…

Insurance companies offer discounts off of their premiums if the driver is a student with a B average or higher. Taking a drivers education class can further broaden your driving abilities by showing techniques and road rules you might have overlooked or didn’t know before. Make sure you do a thorough background check on the certain make and model of the car you choose to buy or already own to see its safety features and flaws. Always, and I mean always young fellas, where your seatbelt when in a car. It can save your life in a crash. We are all teens under the drinking age, but if you choose to drink then absolutely never drink and drive. Call an Uber or a friend to come pick you up. What would your parents ever do without you? Ponder on that for a

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