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The driving age shoud be raised to 21!

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Started: 7/29/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Maddi123123

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Do you have to argue FOR raising the driving age to 21? That argument could be made in the sense that a 21-year-old is more mature than a 16-year-old. It would also have fewer cars on the road, by eliminating kids who drive to school and work - they'd now be taking public transportation. That could also help reduce pollution.

If you don't have to argue in favor of raising the age, a much stronger argument can be made in the other direction. One of the reason 21-year-olds get in fewer accidents than 18-year-olds is the different levels of experience. If a person can't drive until 21, they'll be making a lot of the same mistakes at 21 that they would've made at 16, because they're new drivers. One of my coaches once told me, "you've got to
Madd

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Well firstly if the driving age was raised to 21 it would mean that the 21 year old's that are proposed to be on the road would be just as inexperienced as 16 year old's are nowadays . I am currently part of a junior speedway club that allows kids as young as ten years old to get in cars and race them in a competitive environment. Most if not all of these kids are fully able to get in a car and drive it down the street regardless of their age. Provided that they can reach the pedals of course.

In regard to your solution about pollution I wish to turn your attention to regional towns. In most regional towns there is only limited public transport and the public transport around regional towns do not always arrive within convenient times. Therefore this would really not disadvantage people living within heavily populated cities such as Brisbane or Canberra but it would be devastating to small regional towns like Tin-Can Bay and Mount Isa.

Another issue is the fact that around about the age of 16-18 many people are becoming more and more independent. Whether it be heading out to parties with friends or just nipping in to University for that really important lecture, it is to much of a disadvantage to be without a car or without any legal way to drive an automobile especially for time poor students. Wouldn't it be much easier if you could save so much more time on transportation by simply driving to point A to point B rather than waiting for the bus that stops 5 times before your stop arrives?

(WARNING! I'M GOING TO START TALKING ABOUT AUSTRALIAN LAW! IF YOU ARE AMERICAN OR OTHERWISE ITS BETTER TO LOOK AWAY NOW!)

Righto in Australia we have something called L plates. Basically on your L plates you have to always be accompanied by a full licence holder. You can only get off your L plates after one year and 100 hours have been spent behind the wheel. This pleads the point... If a person is 21 and is at University ( Or at work) how the hell are they supposed to find a fully licensed driver to spend 100 hours in a car with them? Assuming at this time of course that most people have moved out of home that is. It is just not possible and a whole generation if not more would not be able to get their licence as it is just not ascertainable to the average 21 year old.
Debate Round No. 1
Maddi123123

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I really appreciate your opinion. As you are part of a driving club, you would know, although if you are allowing children as young as 10 to drive (is it safe). Are the 10 year old being given too much freedom?

I am doing this topic for one of my English texts in school, it would be great if you could give me your opinion on, 17 year old being given too much freedom that they may not be ready for. Is it too much responsibility for them too handle?
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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by BornToDebate 3 years ago
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lol wtf
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