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shivybubz
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MeganLoaskia
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People should be 21 before getting their Learners

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/14/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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shivybubz

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I think people should be allowed to get their Learners before they turn 21 because this will be not convenient to them as they will be at a age of traveling to universities and TAFES, People who go to university will hardy have any time to learn how to drive!, and traveling to and from jobs or universities could be made more harder if public transport is used because if we use public transport we will have to travel with their times and not ours which will cause lots of problems like time congestion and how long would they depend on their parents because Do parents really want their kids to be dependent upon them for virtually everything until they go to college.

Young drivers have more accidents because of lack of inexperience not because of lack of maturity. No matter at what age people start driving, they will have accidents because they have little experience, and just because younger people are always the easiest to blame , they get blamed since An adult who has just started to drive has as many crashes statistically as a young person. Many more elderly people are dangerous on roads than younger people as they have slower reaction times and can struggle with visibility.

It is not ALL teens that are dangerous just a small percent. So is it fair to all those of who are not dangerous and sensible and cautious. Also with the fact that the younger the driver the more they learn. Also when a teen is living home with their parents they will have the chance to be taught by them and which covers the age of 16 – 18 but when they move out they won't have anyone to teach them, they will be inexperienced and also with a lot of responsibilities so how will they learn?
MeganLoaskia

Pro

Hello and than you for starting this debate hope to have a clean less vulgar argument.
My opponent explains that drivers should be eligible for their licenses younger that the age of 21. Coming from the UK ( as its seventeen to drive ) Car accidents are becoming more and more known especially on the younger youths, My opponent explains that this is due to inexperience and not immaturity, this is not always the case Because statistically 25% of all car accidents in the are due to the younger youths.

I quote my opponent here
"Also with the fact that the younger the driver the more they learn. Also when a teen is living home with their parents they will have the chance to be taught by them and which covers the age of 16 – 18 but when they move out they won't have anyone to teach them, they will be inexperienced and also with a lot of responsibilities so how will they learn"?

Could it not be possible that they could learn driving from their parents without living at home?, or friends extended family etc?.

As a seventeen year old I do not as yet drive and so do many people my age not drive either , mainly because its expensive and after you pay and retrieve your permit license your expected to pay for, insurance petrol, M.O T etc, which as you be aware s quite alt for someone who is young and just wants to be going out as teenager.

The government has actually thought about raising the driving age here due to fatal accidents, drink driving etc.. This has became a common problem . Teenagers who are actually sensible drivers are struggling with the finance to cope with owning their own car this means that some could be driving illegally due to feeling they have to drive.

In conclusion I stand firm on the opposition that young people should be twenty one or over to drive, when they can earn a career or job to actually pay for the car and gain maturity this will decrease the reckless driving occurring and accidents.

I thank my opponent and looked forward to the rebuttal :)
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Debate Round No. 1
shivybubz

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shivybubz forfeited this round.
MeganLoaskia

Pro

Ok if your planning to make a debate and cant argue your round, let me know in advance. ;/
Debate Round No. 2
shivybubz

Con

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MeganLoaskia

Pro

vote pro :)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by shivybubz 7 years ago
shivybubz
hahaha ya its more like if he changes the age ill have a heart attack and if any ladies seriously think his a "dream killer" they seriously need glasses :p
Posted by Puck 7 years ago
Puck
Yup. That's Rudd. Teen dream killer. Ask the other ladies. :D
Posted by shivybubz 7 years ago
shivybubz
he is serious that would increase more illegal drinking thats stupid and u his also tryna get Ls to be 17 seriously its like murdering the teenage dreams !!!
Posted by Puck 7 years ago
Puck
Rudd is considering maxing the drinking age to 21. :P Debate that.
Posted by shivybubz 7 years ago
shivybubz
actually our age right now is 16 and i was just bored and i have to do debating in school so basically its just for fun :p
Posted by Puck 7 years ago
Puck
Granted you are from Australia, no state has a 21 age limit on L plates in Aus. Even in the U.S. the maximum state limit is 17 for their equivalent of P plates. So not sure what your resolution outrage is based on. :P
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