Should people start driving at age 15?
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Origanally posted by nijhea1234.
First, age 15 is still young or psychologically underdeveloped. Driving is not a joke. Sometimes, it kills innocent people and is used as one of the criminal tools. If it is allowed to the young people, they are more likely to drive recklessly because they cannot logically decide specific situations and tend to enjoy speedy driving. Also, since they love to hang out with their friends and do some delinquency, the car would be used as their criminal tool.
The second reason is that parents would struggle with finance. Once their children buy a car, they should pay for car insurance and gas. Also, if there is an accident, the parents must go to the spot and take care of that business. In contrast, if driving is allowed to a person who is older than 18, then that person can take care of his or her car accident and can pay for the insurance and gas.
Finally, early driving can lead discrimination. Think about it. Your friend, who is 15, bought $60000 Mustang , but you do not have a car. What would you feel? This might be horrible that you would start blaming your environment including your parents.
I presented the main three reasons why early driving is not a great idea. I mentioned psychological underdevelopment, finance, and discrimination. These are the strong evidence of the argument that you should consider and contend against those reasons.
Still if you start to learn (not necessarily drive) to operate cars it would be a lot easier to pass the DMV test. They should be allowed to drive at 15. For some people in general,they won't mature dramatically in a period of 1 to 3 years. The legal driving age for most states is 16,but there are many 15 year olds who are much more responsible than 16 year olds. 16 year olds may start doing bad habits and may become even more stupid.
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 1 year ago
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