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Cydnee Nichols
Bryant & Stratton College
PHIL250JR2: Practices Reasoning & Thinking
V. Thomas
April 20, 2013

In today’s world, there should be more stringent limits on driving ages, regardless of age. Technology has impacted our teenage drivers immensely. There have been so many stories about teens that are texting while driving and end up seriously injured or dead from the lack of attention to the road. Sixteen year olds in this day and age are far less responsible when it comes to driving than in previous generations. In regards to the elderly or disabled drivers, there could be a suggestion of limiting their driving. Teenagers assume that once they have reached that tender age of sixteen that they have earned the right to become a licensed driver. This is not the case. Driving is a privilege that one must show responsibility and maturity to obtain. The law should raise the driving age to eighteen. At this age, one is legally an adult and has had a couple of more years to learn the rules of the road. The law could also be written to disallow seniors and impaired drivers from driving at certain hours, unless they are going to work. The senses and health of elderly folks are not as great as the younger drivers. The concern is that they could have blurred vision, slow reaction time, or even a health issue. These laws do not have to affect everyone, but everyone should be tested to see if they need to be restricted from driving. A law that should affect everyone is no texting or making a phone call while driving. This endangers the driver and other drivers, as well. I found an article where it is stated that a person might feel that banning cell phones while driving is a violation of their personal freedom. The information says that, “Some people have asserted that they believe they have the right to use their cell phones while driving” (Common objections, n.d., para. 2). This statement could not be farther from the truth. Driving is not a...
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