Raise the Driving Age
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Pro also stated about the out of control numbers for teen car crashes. For one, teens are four times more likely to get in a car accident than adults - and that's only because of their lack of experience compared to those of someone in their 30's. Raising the driving age would not solve any of this, but merely raise the popular age group for most car accidents. On another note, most teen accidents happen due to drinking, which I find ironic as you have another debate up saying the drinking age should be LOWERED.
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Con, you state that I have a misconception about the driving age, yet in one of your source links it states that people between the ages of 15-24 are the cause of 30% of motor vehicle accidents. So I do not know where you get your information about 17 and 18 year olds.
Additionally, these minors you talk about getting their licences early should not be allowed. This is my point, just because these teens take a course does not mean they are ready to get behind the wheel. Also, you stating that many teen accidents happen due to drinking does not really help your side. By raising the driving age we keep some of those teens off the road.
My main point is that we should wait until teens mature more instead of letting them get some type of permit as young as some do
Keeping teens off the road would not solve anything. Raising the driving age would only make the young adults that are now considered 'new drivers' have more car crashes. Either way, you can't get experience if the age limit keeps changing. Maturity has nothing do to with this, in my opinion. If you are able to pass and complete the State issued tests, then obviously the government (and in most cases, I would presume, your guardians) believe you can handle driving on the road with other citizens. Teens that have been given their license have obviously been deemed responsible enough by State Government - surely you trust your government, no? Either way, crashes cannot be avoided, and it's sad so many happen with our youth, and we should just make sure they are prepared for the road.
My own common logic.
There are specific facts in this source opposing your opinion, by proving it. Here is an exact quote "A review of 11 studies concerning traffic rates and ages of new drivers determined that age was the deciding factor: Teens who are older when they begin driving have lower crash rates than 16-year-olds who get behind the wheel." So this disproves your opinion. By raising the driving age, we would be lowering the crash rate with the youth in America.
http://www.usatoday.com... This source also proves how 16 year old drivers are the most likely to crash. This disproves everything you are arguing. Raising the driving age will keep our youth safe
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Vote Placed by reddj2 5 years ago
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