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whitewolf2001
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The Contender
Kathmandoom
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lowering driving age to 15

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Kathmandoom
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/7/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 315 times Debate No: 83573
Debate Rounds (3)
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whitewolf2001

Pro

well they be more responsible what do you think?
Kathmandoom

Con

Lowering the minimum age for getting a driver's license wold greatly increase the number of accidents and deaths on the road. People aged 15-24 account for only 14% of the U.S. population, but are responsible for 30% of the costs of motor vehicle injuries. Teen drivers are three times more likely than those over 20 to be in a fatal crash. The perceived "responsibility" of a new generation does not mean they will become better drivers at a younger age.
http://www.cdc.gov...
Debate Round No. 1
whitewolf2001

Pro

i do think that if the age is lower the drivers will take more care on the road
Kathmandoom

Con

That may be your opinion, but there is nothing to support such a claim. Drivers under the age of 16 already have the ability to acquire a learner's permit to drive when accompanied by a licensed adult. There is no legitimate need to lower the age considering the risks it would pertain.
Debate Round No. 2
whitewolf2001

Pro

whitewolf2001 forfeited this round.
Kathmandoom

Con

I rest my case.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Themeaman909 1 year ago
Themeaman909
Very true indeed! Going with con.
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Vote Placed by U.n 1 year ago
U.n
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeited turn by Pro.