So, the solution to the problem is not raising the age limit to eighteen but to lengthen the experience. High speed thrills are often part of the teen driving experience. Boren ruled 7-2 that this age difference violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. In addition, I want to emphasize that changing a driving age to 21 will not be dramatic change. All parents are afraid from his daughter or son while their children in the highway. The Amethyst Initiative is demanding that the legal age for drinking be further lowered to 18 years.
And to generalise and say that 17 year olds are immature is wrong. Parents have misconceptions about what the real risk factors are. Pros: Safety Keeping teens safe is the primary argument for raising the driving age. The most common argument in favor of raising the driving age is that teenagers are too immature, too reckless and too irresponsible to drive alone at the age of 16. Well, over the past ten years, many countries, and parts in the U. Many people have their own opinion on whether the age should be raised, lowered, or remain unchanged; but each group of supporters agree that the age minimum provides safety to citizens. Drinking should be similarly restricted due to the responsibility required to self and others.
With the obesity level going up it is causing more illness and health issues. No matter at what age people start driving, they will have accidents because they have little experience. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the fatal crash rate per mile driven is nearly twice as high for 16-17 year-olds as it is for 18-19 year-olds. But that is a debate for another time. Another point is that it get's you places and you don't have to rely on your parents. An estimated two of every 1,000 occasions of illegal drinking by youth under 21 results in an arrest.
I'm all for giving people their freedom, but not at the risk of others. I'm only 13, and I know that most kids my age would not want the minimum age to be raised. The Act states that it is illegal for an individual below the age of 21 years to purchase or possess any kind of alcoholic beverage in public. Along with that, it's a part of growing up and getting more responsible. Also if you go to a friends house or you want to travel or go somewhere, your parents have to fit it into their schedule. In California, a legislation is being considered that would lower the drinking age to 18.
Many teenagers have away from home outreaches or after school activities, and are unable to make it due to the law of not being able to drive. She has no turned 18 yet, but she will soon and I just can't see her driving. Many rights in the United States are conferred on citizens at age 21 or older. If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can visit our treatment locator or. Having fewer vehicles on the road maybe 2% less will benefit society as a whole. I wish I had heard more comments suggesting that we take a closer look at what we can do to better train our new teen drivers. They also argue that the existing laws have resulted in youths consuming alcohol in hiding, which has resulted in excessive underage drinking.
Should we Raise the Driving Age? So don't raise the age because It's pointless waste of time and money. For many teenagers driving is how we get to school, and work. Those aged 21-25 years also saw a decline when states adopted the minimum drinking age of 21, from 70% in 1985 to 56% in 1991. Without personal mobility, young people are restricted as to where they go and when they go. First off there is already a restriction that states that a driver under the age of 18 cannot have more than one non-family member under 18 as a passenger in their car. If kids cannot simply drive everywhere, they will be forced to walk and ride bicycles, which is great for their long term health. In rural areas or areas that lack adequate, safe public transportation, high schoolers who can't get rides from their parents aren't able to get around.
Many teens at 18 are getting ready to move out of the house and either get a job or go to college. With a sixteen year old behind the wheel, accidents are even more likely to occur when compared to a seventeen year old Boulard. Im, sorry that you are not mature enough to be able to start driving at 16,but news flash some of us are and sorry, not sorry I'm not going to be waiting on you, because you just. Please do not forget to write name of your country at the end of Round 3. Because nobody want to lose from a familiar people. Many accidents are caused by careless young drivers, especially if other young people are in the car with them.
Grow up practice and get ready. Younger drivers may be less experienced, but doesn't experience come with practice? This group argues that traffic fatalities decrease when the minimum drinking age is increased. Everyone will should not have to wait because of whats others did. Teens can't buy alcohol, cigarettes, or guns, yet they can drive a 2-ton automobile around other people. Older youth and adults may furnish alcoholic beverages to minors less frequently, and licensed alcohol outlets may sell to minors less frequently, because of their perceptions that it is illegal, morally wrong, or because they might be caught.
So I have been around quite a few countries and witnessed first hand the roads that we all go onto. Alcohol consumption can interfere with development of the young adult brain's frontal lobes, essential for functions such as emotional regulation, planning, and organization. I mean when somebody shows a driving license for everyone to see and those who do not have a permits for driving a car will want to get a permit. If you give younger teens a chance to drive then they would drive and some will even make sure not to accidentally run a red light but if they delay until 18 then more said 18 year olds won't bother driving because what would be the point other than location. It could lower teen fatality rates.