Can raising the driving age be done while any change is certainly possible, there are obstacles to making such a dramatic change if raising the legal driving age. Many european countries already have a driving age of 18, so they might debate raising it to 21 most of the arguments will also work for a debate on limiting how young people can drive 1 list of variations in legal driving age. Strong evidence for raising drinking age but little support academics has called on the commonwealth government today to raise the legal drinking age to testing to discourage drink driving. Here in new jersey, which has long had the nation's highest licensing age, studies have shown that teenagers tend to overrate their driving skills and underrate risks on the road,.
The discussion of keeping the minimum driving age at 16 or raising it to 21 revolves around generic maturity, but there is more than just that to look at after reviewing all pros and cons, the minimum age for being allowed to operate motor vehicles should be kept at 16. Raising the driving age: ongoing debate as mentioned above, this isn't the first time that the question has been asked the last time it seriously came to the forefront of the national conversation was probably in 2008. In the united states, driving laws vary from state to state, which differs from other countries where the law applies to the entire nation it would be cumbersome, if not contentious, to reach consensus about.
National motorists association blog home to compel states to raise their legal driving age — just as the billy stick of federal money was used to impose the. Raising the minimum driving age to 16 would greatly reduce the number of automobile accidents involving teen drivers because they lack experience on the road, they lack maturity, and they would have less accidents resulti. Driving age by state the age at which teens may obtain their learner's permit and the laws about graduated licenses vary by state so make sure to check on your local laws to find out when your teen can begin driving. - raising the minimum age for driving motorcycles to twenty-one in this essay i will discuss whether it would be better for society and for the motorcyclist if the minimum age for driving would be raised to 21 years. Raising the minimum driving age to 16 would greatly reduce the number of automobile accidents involving teen drivers because they lack experience on the road, they lack maturity, and they would have less accidents resulting in safer roads.
The question of whether the minimum legal driving age should be raised has been asked over the years in many states and many legislative sessions georgia introduced legislation in the 2008 session to raise the minimum age to obtain a driver's license to 17 delaware and florida introduced similar legislation. The insurance institute for highway safety has issued a report calling on states to raise the minimum driving age to 17 or 18 while i share the iihs's concern over the staggering number of 16. Amy pfeiler has been the family chauffeur for a long time, driving her kids to everything from sports practices and voice lessons to after-school jobs but with her youngest child finally on the. Raising the drinking age to 21 has been a disastrous 30-year experiment s georgia nugent is president emerita of kenyon college and senior fellow of the council of independent colleges updated.
The british government wants to raise the driving age to 18 and impose a curfew on new drivers but how does our test compare with other countries, such as south africa, china and pakistan. State rep john d'amico (d- chicago), who proposed raising the driving age to 18 in 2006, and secretary of state jesse white, who proposed many of the reforms enacted this year, said teen driving. A rise in the driving age will cause parents to take time out of their day to transport kids to school, practice and high school dances rox predicts that a rise in driving age will cause kids to date later in life, therefore affecting their college careers, which is the most schooling in life. They need to put down the darn cell phones, this will help more than raising the min driving age or even increase driving time raising min age doesn't always help with maturity look at the binge.
Supporters argue that raising the driving age will cause a reduction in automobile accidents, while opponents argue that doing so will simply create older drivers who are just as inexperienced critics of an increased driving age call for a more developed drivers education curriculum the most. And raising the driving age won't necessarily prevent teen driver crashes -- it could just delay some of them an 18-year-old who is a new driver has just as little experience behind the wheel as a 16-year-old new driver. The raising of the driving age has been a hot topic the last couple of years in the united states gaining more support each year you always hear on the news about people trying to raise the. There are many good arguments for and against raising the minimum driving age we present the top arguments from both sides the driving age should be raised.
Taking aim at a longstanding rite of passage for 16-year-olds, an influential auto safety group is calling on states to raise the age for getting a driver's license to 17 or even 18. The cons of raising the driving age 1 no experience is gained by not getting to drive if inexperience is the cause of many accidents, then raising the driving age to 18 or 25 or even 40 won't change that fact teens have to get experience somehow and th. A leading brain expert has called for raising the driving age to 18 to better match the age at which young people's brains mature dr simon rowley, a paediatrician at national women's hospital and.