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Dmhyde
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itsagodthing
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Raise the driving age to 17.

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Dmhyde
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/12/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Dmhyde

Pro

I believe the driving the (legal) driving age should be raised to 17 years of age. It will lower the death rate in teens deaths associated with automobile accidents and improve the safety for our well beings. I also believe the driving permit age to 15 years of age so that they can be ready to drive by themselves when they are old enough.
itsagodthing

Con

there is a huge difference between age and maturity they grow separately age does not define maturity jsut cause they are 16 doesn't mean they are more likely to act stupid behind the wheel and show off a 17 year old is just as likely as a 16 year to try to act cool and show-off
Debate Round No. 1
Dmhyde

Pro

How do test how mature somebody is? According to DMV, ages between 16-19 have the most annual crash rate then ANY age group. Now your probably thinking to yourself "Well since it's 16 to 19, 17 year old get in as much car crashes than 16 year old teens!" But let's think about this logically. If you raise the legal driving age, that takes out an age group, so its only 17-19. Yes 17 year old are still on the "most annual crashes list" but it will make roads safer for all.

"Teenage Driver Crash Statistics." Teenage Driver Crash Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
itsagodthing

Con

itsagodthing forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Dmhyde

Pro

Being safe is the most important thing in every bodies lives, one way to another. And some people protect others more then they protect themselves. People are dieting, there's no dining that. People are killing other human beings because of car crashes. If you had a son or daughter that died in a car crash, thats rough.
itsagodthing

Con

itsagodthing forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
Zarroette
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