Should the Driving Age Be Raised

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Carlos Flores
English 1
Peavy
24 May 2013

Driving Age Should Be Raised To 18
Should the driving age be raised to 18? Yes nearly 60 percent of high school students drive to school every day. Between 1995 and 2004, there were 30,917 fatalities in accidents that involved 15-to-17-year old drivers, according to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. About a third of those deaths were the teen drivers themselves. The rest were passengers, and people in cars that teenage drivers hit. There is innocent people who follow the rules and drive as there supposed to but there is student who just don’t follow the rules like everybody else . "The bottom line is that when we look at the research, raising the driving age saves lives,"

Most of all accidents are caused due to the drinking and driving at the same time. Perhaps, in 2002 there were an estimated 6316000 car accidents in the United States of America. Most of all the horrible accidents were caused by teenagers because of drinking and driving. Most of the drivers forget to use their seat belts after consuming alcohol. Statistics have shown that a 15% of all accident deaths involve the drivers under the age of 21. 88.9 percent of high school students have consumed alcohol at one point in there life. Among underage drinkers ages 12-20, 30.8% paid for the alcohol the last time they drank – including 8.3% who purchased the alcohol themselves and 22.3% who gave money to someone else to purchase it. Those who did not pay for the alcohol they drank, 37.4% got it from an unrelated person of legal drinking age; 21.1% received it from a parent, guardian, or other family member. As you can see even parents are willing to give there own children alcoholic beverages.
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