The Driving Age

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Nowadays many teenagers feel that they need to be independent from their parents as soon as they possibly can. It is common for there to be contests among friends regarding who gets to go out by themselves, who has no curfew, and who learns how to drive first. Many teens feel that they need to learn how to drive as soon as they can. The driving age should be raised to 18 because many teens are not yet responsible enough to respect traffic safety laws; they are easily distracted by cellphones while driving; and tend to drive intoxicated, which commonly results in deadly crashes.
First, the driving age needs to be raised to 18 because many teens are not yet responsible enough to respect traffic safety laws. To start with, it has been found by
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To begin, while drinking and driving is common among adults, teens are 3 times more likely to die in a car crash from intoxicated driving than more experienced adult drivers ( http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/teendrinkinganddriving/ ). In a study by the CDC, it was found that teenagers are 17 times more likely to die in a crash when they have a blood alcohol of 0.8% ( http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/teendrinkinganddriving/ ). Next, underage drinkers are also more reckless and less likely to wear a seatbelt than older intoxicated drivers. By raising the driving age, the inexperienced drivers on the road would be old enough to recognize the risks of drinking while driving, and if they did drive intoxicated they would be more likely to drive safer than teenage DUI drivers ( http://dui.drivinglaws.org/resources/dui-and-dwi/dui-basics/the-sobering-facts-underage-duis.htm ). Also, if a teen is pressured by their friends to drive while he or she is drunk, they are more likely to than an older person. It is very common for teenagers to feel the need to impress their friends, even if what they are being pressured to do is extremely dangerous. By raising the driving age to 18 it would help prevent dangerous DUI driving by teens and

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