Many minors or teens do not understand the consequences of drinking, and/or binge drinking. Some states have made the decision of lowering the drinking age to 18 and have realized that it is now backfiring. There has been an excessive increase in the amount of fatalities due to allowing 18 year olds to drink. The drinking age should not be lowered to 18 for many reasons: there would be more car accidents, it ruins the teens’ or minors’ bodies, and teens and minors do not understand the consequences and how they affect their future.
The rise of the automobile in the 1950s allowed teen culture to thrive and develop by giving teenagers a sense of independence; taking the automobile away would rob teenagers of their independence. Indeed, the Herald Online argues that raising the driving age will perpetuate teenagers’ dependence on parents (Source F). When they reach college, teens will be thrown into the deep end; not only will they have to traverse living away from homes and families, they also will have to learn to navigate the world of cars and driving. However, letting teens drive at age sixteen gives them practice with the independence they need, and gives them some experience with the feeling so they are not so unprepared for future experiences. Teens agree; one opined that learning to drive was a “growing-up experience” (Source G).
In fact, the law may increase the amount of eighteen to twenty year olds who do drink. It has been shown that, especially in college-age students, there is a tendency to not do what they are told, on the contrary, they will do the exact opposite. The problem with the drinking age being twenty-one is that some students drink purely out of defiance). The number of fatalities is down in all age groups, not just teenagers, and cars driven now are much safer than the cars that were being driven in the early 1980’s, and teenagers are much safer drivers, which can be attributed to the decreased amount of fatalities. Also, in other countries that have lower drinking ages, the number of fatalities has
1. According to Edgar Snyder and Associations in 2017, 10% of the ages 15-19 were involved in a fatal crash at the time of the crash. a. Snyder also explains that teens are 4x more likely to be involved in a crash that is from texting and driving. B. Texting while driving is caused by a number of factors. 1.
Legalizing marijuana is giving an idea to the youth and adults that it is fine and safe to do it when it is not. We know that Teens will do more of Marijuana which will not allow them to focus in school, it will be an addiction to many which can cause serious health problems in the near future, and it increases the rate of impaired driving. Why put ourselves at risk and hurt our loved
Many crimes such as murder and theft gain a lot of attention if committed, but things like speeding past the speed limit are also a crime, so they should gain attention as well, if committed. Frank Trippett, in his excerpt, says that “It is painfully apparent today that millions of Americans…..are taking increasing liberties with all sorts of ‘minor’ laws…”. He says that Americans ignore certain laws over others, because their impact is much less than that of something like rape or murder. However, these laws’ punishments are not as great as other crimes’ punishments, therefore making them seem less significant. The “foundations of social order are profoundly shaken...when citizens take a skirting to the law”(Trippett) is not as true as you may think.
What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger the driver, passengers, and bystander safety. I believe that it is extremely important to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving among all drivers, but most especially teenagers—in this age of new technology. I do think that many drivers are aware of the dangers of driving distracted, but it is also possible that they simply decide not to follow the rules.
This may mean that they would rush thing when trying to get their driving license. One other min reason could be because it would be breaking the adult rights in Britain if they weren’t allowed to get their driving license by the age of eighteen, this is because above this age they are responsible for all their actions. One of the ways that could happen so that it could limit the amount of deaths each year with out hanging the age limit for a driving license would be that they could, raise the difficulty of the driving tests, so that they can only pass once they are complete safe. It would also mean that the people passing their tests are completely capable for driving safely.
My third opinion is because they go over the speed limit. Even though parents and others try to make their kids realize that they don’t need to drive, but they do anyway. The parents just want their kids safe so I wouldn’t mind them raising the age limit. First, although it may seem cruel to teens, raising the minimum driving age would allow drivers to become better prepared. Drinking is the major problem why teens are in car accidents almost every day.
I believe that the author should have gone into more details on strategies of explaining the risk of teenage drinking to their children. While this is so, I liked how the author kept going into detail about what happened if you were caught giving alcohol to teens. This really gave emphasis on how dangerous it really to try to do this. The fact that the author brought in the factor of death is a good scare tactic as well for adults, along with showing how high fines can get up to. All in all, this article was well written since it has much more pros than it had
Drinking during that time can damage short and long term brain growth, and that damage can be permanent.” (John Carpenter) Eighteen year olds are trusted enough to drive, can vote, and fight in the military so why can’t they drink? Teenegers will drink no matter what so why not let them do it legally? Having twenty-one as the legal drinking age has driven drinking to the riskiest of settings.
In the news article titled “Is 16 Too Young to Drive a Car?,” Robert Davis investigates the science and legal issues surrounding teens driving. To begin with, Davis reports that many support raising the driving age fatal deaths involving 16 years old driving. The author also explains that politicians want to avoid inconveniencing parent who would have to drive around their unlicensed teens. Furthermore, he reports teens driver errors are linked to underdevelopment the part of the brain that thinks about the future, controls emotions, manages decisions and behavior. In addition, the author explains graduated licensing rules which limits teens driving privileges until they are more mature, but this restriction are not always enforced.
According to www.edgarnyder.com, 56% of teens talk on the phone while driving and 34% text while driving. At twenty-one years of age people are most likely more responsible and less likely to be liable for irresponsible accidents. Changing the legal driving age will not only lower the teen death rate but lower insurance paid by parents and guardians. If the driving age is raised teens and parents will