Increasing The Legal Driving Age Essay

1041 Words Apr 13th, 2016 5 Pages
By law it is stated that no one under the age of 16 years of age is able to obtain a driver’s license. For that reason the majority of teens look forward to turning 16 so they can get their driver 's license and start their independent life. Myself, like my teenage friends were beyond excited that we were finally able to get our driver’s license and be able to go out without having our parents drop us off everywhere. A couple of my friend’s parents bought them brand new cars as a gift for passing the driving test, but their excitement didn’t last. They crashed their new cars, whether it be into a trash can, into another parked car or got in a really bad car accident. Increasing the legal driving age from 16-years-old to 18-years-old will decrease the high rate of deaths among teens due to driving accidents. Teenagers nowadays are gradually becoming less and less responsible drivers. They do what they think is right in the moment and never think of what the outcome might be. In most cases, they end up dead or mentally traumatized from what happened. For example, “Car accidents are the chief cause of death and disability among teenagers,with teens being killed at four times the rate of adults” (Lyon,L). Teenagers tend to think about how cool they’re going to look in front of their friends and most often show off, which almost always turns out to be bad news. Some do not wear seat belts for some unacceptable reason and their parents end up with one less child. Like the GHSA…

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