These law makers want to see a change in the legal driving age because teenagers are more likely to be distracted by mobile media, driving is considered to an adult responsibility, younger drivers are more likely to be in a serious accident, and government has the right to restrict driving to make it safer.
There are viable arguments for and against change of the legal driving age, both having good key points.
Arguments against the change derive their arguments from the key factor of: being able to travel is apart of young peoples’ livelihood, and learning to drive is a key point in the social development of becoming an adult and raising the age will in turn cause teenagers to be more immature.
Analysis of both arguments point out some important flaws.
The text states that driving is a key teenage milestone to becoming an adult, and raising that age will in turn make teenagers less responsible.
This argument could be disproved by stating driving is not the only way teenagers mature, getting a job, being responsible for completing school work, and doing chores around their house hold could also make them more mature.
It is a wave that not only sweeps the youngest driving age group.
The static that reveal young drivers as being more likely to be in an accident; this argument could be sited to young drivers being the least experienced and knowledgeable in driving, not just because they are young.
[tags: Driving Age] - There has been a constant debate between many groups over the issue of changing the driving age to 18.
Although that idea appeals to some, not all agree to the fact that increasing the driving age to 18 is a safer and better age to drive than the current age of 16.