Legal Driving Age

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Many youth ages sixteen to eighteen are audacious, they mostly want freedom, but with freedom comes responsibility and most young adults lack this. They want to have fun before they turn into adults.There are too many problems with minors when it comes to driving. Can we risk the safety of Canadians for juvenile teens? Can we let them rampage through our streets for entertainment? Youngsters are known for partying, sneaking out, drinking; when it is illegal and we can not have people like this causing chaos on our streets. Minors are also distracted too easily with the latest technology, friends and other passengers. Teenagers also like to eat, talk, and groom which is a distraction. A distraction is anything that could divert a person’s attention from their main task, which is driving. Studies have shown sixteen year olds are immature and their mind is not fully developed, and therefore should not be able to drive. They also do not have enough experience as most youth get their license at the age of sixteen and hardly practice safety on the roads before that. Teenagers consistently cause trouble, they should not be permitted to drive until eighteen years of age. Sixteen year olds are just yearning for freedom. In today’s generation, technology is accessed easily and this could distract teens. Technology is one of the leading causes for teen crashes every year, “For drivers fifteen to nineteen year olds involved in fatal crashes, twenty one percent of the distracted drivers, were distracted by the use of cellphones.” Teens are using their cellphones to much. This shows many teens are distracted by technology leading to accidents, deaths and injuries. Many youngsters are invaded by the electronics and machinery that today’s ... ... middle of paper ... ... would not be worried about their child being absent from their home. A huge number of crash rates would be lowered. Bluetooth's should be introduced for teens and adults, to keep them from attending their phones. Teenagers are still reckless and we do not want them to keep raising the crash rates in Canada with the increase of technology and the distractions available. Teenagers are too imature and do not have the brain capacity to drive as well as they lack the experience necessary. Many things could be done to let youngsters drive but the best option would be to raise the driving age limit to eighteen and over. The Canadian government should change the laws immediately! Works Cited Distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics.htm www.rmice.org/auto/teens/Teens-Driving-Statistics.asp adf.ly/djwCo adf.ly/djxPT http:/adf.ly/djuxs
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