The Driving Age
Should the driving age be raised to the age of 18? My answer is no, because there is not that great of a difference in maturity between the age of 16 and the age of 18. I got my permit and began driving at the age of 15. By doing so I had almost a year of driving experience, with a parent, by the time I turned 16. I got my drivers license when I turned 16, and my parents bought me my first car. In my own opinion I believe I am a pretty decent driver. I have never been in a wreck nor have I ever been pulled over. My friend’s parents have always trusted them to ride along with me. I am a pretty good driver, but am I great? No, but no driver is. Teenagers are not the only people involved to car accidents older people make mistakes too. What it really comes down to is driving experience. Until the driver has experience they should not be driving, but once they have a year or so worth of experience they should be allowed to have a little freedom. The age does not really matter, it is experience that should make the decision if someone is to drive or not. Teenagers wait and long to turn 16 for what seems like their whole life, and there is so legitimate reason to withhold their license until their 18th birthday. So, in my opinion the driving age should stay the same because there are going to be car accidents either way. Experience is the key to success when it comes to driving!
Quindlen, Anna. “Driving to the Funeral.” The Longman Reader. Eds. Judith Nadell,
John Langan, and Eliza A. Comodromos. 10th ed. Boston: Pearson, 2012. 532-534.
Cited: Quindlen, Anna. “Driving to the Funeral.” The Longman Reader. Eds. Judith Nadell, John Langan, and Eliza A. Comodromos. 10th ed. Boston: Pearson, 2012. 532-534.