Yes, the legal driving age should be raised to 18 in order to avoid car crashes and wrecks. 16 year olds are not mature enough to handle being behind the wheel of a car. Society would benefit more from making people wait until 18 to drive a car, as those 2 years can bring much maturity.
Driving is a huge responsibility. Drivers can easily kill themselves and others, they need to have a certain level of maturity to cope with this responsibility.
A car is a weapon and if used incorrectly it can maim and it can kill.
It also helps parents to have a better regulation over where their teenagers are at all times.
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One reason you should not change it is because 18 year olds are more reckless and they have more freedom. If they have more freedom, then they can drive wherever they want, getting into more crashes. Plus if they get their license at 16, they will have more experience at 18.
If you raise the driving age to 18, then most adults will be lacking the experience it takes to drive and cant be as independent as a regular adult. No matter how high you raise the age, there will still be inexperienced drivers out there. The only difference will be is that now they are 18 and getting in a crash will affect them a whole lot more.
I don't see why raising the age to 18 would prevent car crashes. If anything, learning at a younger age allows the driver to gain more experience. Changing the driving age to 18 would be like a 15 or 16 year old driving. Let's also remember the permit. After graduating high school, a lot of teens (mostly 18) leave home to go to college. A permit would limit them to travel from one place to another, unless there is someone older and licensed in the car with you. Besides that, drivers under 18 aren't the only ones getting into crashes. Age doesn't necessarily matter in this situation, but enforcing stricter laws or making driver's education mandatory might help to prevent car crashes caused by drivers under 18.
Youths should be able to drive to because they need to be able to drive to schools or even work (if they had any) Also early driving helps create better driving habits and prepare them for independence from their parents or guardians. Plus the real reasons why teens keep getting into car accidents is because they are new. Raising the driving age will just make the 18s be the number one car crush deaths.