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The driving age should be raised to 18 because there is no reason why young people should die if it could be avoided.

“As an Illinois lawmaker, I cannot sit back and watch more innocent lives be claimed because of lack of experience. Raising the driving age may seem burdensome to parents and busy teens, but we have to remember that this is a proposal about safety, not convenience.” —Representative John D'Amico

Democrat, Illinois State Legislature

This shows that there are too many lives being claimed by the lack of experience. Like I said above how the Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act said that there should be a three step process. I think that this would also be great because the age would of which you could drive would be 18 but you could still technically drive at a younger age. The only time that you could drive would be with an instructor. This would give the drivers the experience that they need for when they drive by themselves. This would eliminate so many young deaths when driving. Like I said there is no reason why young people should die if it could be avoided.

Supporting Evidence: Link (docs.google.com)
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The driving age should be raised to 18 because 16-17 years olds are not ready to drive a car yet.

This age group isn’t ready to handle a car yet because of the things that distract them while they are driving. So many 16 and 17 year olds use their phone while they are in the car which is terrible because they might be texting and then the next thing you know they are lying in a ditch because they didn’t see a car coming. There have been campaigns to try and stop texting while driving but it is simply not possible to do that because you can’t stop everyone from doing it. So if the age was raised then the teens would have more time to learn about driving safely such as in classes or just more experience with a trainer. This would lead to way less car crashes for teens and make the roads safer for everyone.

Supporting Evidence: Link (articles.mcall.com)
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The driving age should be raised up to 18 because more 16 to 17 year olds get into car accidents than any other age group.

The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act said that there should be a three step process that starts out with a learner's permit when you are 16 and then that would lead up to full licensure. They think that that would be a good law for people. Doing this would decrease the number of 16 year olds being killed in car accidents every year. By increasing the driving age it would leave room for them to get more mature. Right now a lot of teens are on their phones talking or texting while they are in the car. So if the age was raised they could get a little more mature and realize that it isn’t smart to do those things in the car because it could be the decision between life and death.

Supporting Evidence: Link (docs.google.com)
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The driving age should be raised up to 18 because 16-17 years olds are not ready to drive a car yet.

This age group shouldn’t drive a car yet because they are not fully developed yet. Sixteen and seventeen year olds really don’t know it yet but their reflexes, and hand-eye coordination skills aren't completely developed yet. This easily can lead to multiple accidents and is another piece of evidence to prove that the driving age should in fact be raised up to 18.

Supporting Evidence: Link (articles.mcall.com)
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I disagree with you.

The driving age should be raised up to 18 because there is no reason why young people should die if it could be avoided.

Between the years 1995 and 2004, there were 30,917 fatalities from accidents that involved people with ages from 15-17 that drove. This information was studied by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Almost a third of those deaths were the teen driver from the ages 15-17 as shown above. This only shows that there are way too many deaths with teenage drivers. 16 and 17 year olds are not ready to handle a car. They can't handle it and aren't mature enough yet.

Supporting Evidence: Link (docs.google.com)
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The driving age should be raised up to 18 because more 16 to 17 year olds get into car accidents than any other age group. “Centers for Disease Control reported recently that traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for American teenagers.” These accidents are an entire ⅓ of all of the deaths between 16 and seventeen! 16 year olds have lack of experience on the road and have more deaths on highways than any other age group. The reason this is is because their inexperience and low maturity levels prove that they are not ready to drive yet. There are so many teens in this age group that run red lights and drink way too much while driving. Those are the things that get people into accidents.

Supporting Evidence: Link (docs.google.com)
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