Argumentative Essay -Raise the Driving License Age to Eighteen

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Writing an Argumentative Essay

Q. Statistics show that newly licensed teenage boys cause a higher number of serious automobile accidents than any other group. It is evident that many young men are too reckless and impulsive to be good drivers.To protect the larger society, the age at which a boy can earn his license should be raised to eighteen.

Raise the Driving License Age to Eighteen

Throughout the history, people have always wanted what they can’t have. So is desire of teenagers to have driving license. More than 5000 teenagers die in car accidents every year. Isn’t this shocking? Indeed a very large number-according to the statistics in the special report about the “Dangers of Teen Driving-Readers Digest. It also reveals that the newly licensed teenage boys cause a higher number of serious automobile accidents than any other age group. Who should be held responsible for these accidents? To an extent the answer is reckless teenagers themselves. “Anytime you have immaturity combined with in experience, you have the potential for disaster “, says Nicole Nason, head of the National Highway Traffic safety Administration. Here are a few examples plucked from the Readers Digest that will throw light on the fact that teenagers from age group 16 to 18 are more vulnerable to accidents- 1-Shorewood, Minnesota-kylie Grayden, 17 veered off the road and flipped her car into a ditch because she glanced at her I-pod while driving with her cousin both 17.She and her friend were killed. 2-La Plata, Maryland-Jonathan Champman,16 year old high school basket ball player rammed an SUV as he was reportedly speeding .He and his three friends ,ages 14 to 16 were killed. 3-Fairport,NewYork-Bailey Goodman,17 ,five days after graduating from High School, slammed her car into an oncoming truck while on her way to her family’s cottage because she was exchanging text messages on her cell phone. She was accompanied by four classmates. All five teens were...
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