Should the government Lower the age of people able to obtain their drivers permit / license
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1. Special test should be giving out to younger teens that are of age 14+ to obtain a drivers permit and 17+ to obtain a license.
Now I say this because kids always wanted to drive. With the right help we may be able to get them onto the streets learning how to properly drive. Any person(s) that has a good IQ level and vision should be valid.
2. Children break the law everyday just to drive. And driving without proper training will be fatal.
Teens should be more responsible and active. If a child can hold a gun with a permit why shouldn't they be able to drive to and from school.
There is a reason why we set a 16+ age limit to Drivers Ed classes, kids are just too reckless and they underestimate dangerous situations. Even with "proper training" they get into a lot more fatal accidents than adults. According to cdc.gov male teens make up 30% of total costs in motor vehicle injuries among males, and females make up 28% motor vehicle injuries among females. These kids get the proper education, however once they are thrown into a real world situation they are young and make unreasonable choices. 14+ kids would be even worse considering that these kids just finished (or are in) middle school and they don't have much experience compared to adults.
But its not just teens that causes accidents and not all children are irresponsible. But teens only accounted for 8 percent of motor vehicle deaths, As a behind the wheel driver, and 10 percent of deaths in the passenger seat. Now there isn't a large gap in between these two statistics. But parents driving also have to multi task. Leaving kids in more danger.
Quoted from www.do something.org "16 year olds have the highest crash rates than any other age"so that means the first year 16 year olds drive they are more likely to crash in New York than a 15 year old driving in Virginia. Quoted from www.drowsydriving.org it states that a little more than 1 third of adult drivers had a collision or came close to one. Which is 103m
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