Should the driving age be lower?

As you know some teens when they turn 14 can get their permit and get their license when they’re 16. But, in North and South Dakota you can get your permit at 14 but you can get your license at 15 and in New Jersey, you can’t drive until you’re 17. This age range is also about maturity and responsibility for the teen; more than 4,000 teens die each year in car accidents. In 2013 1.25 million people died in vehicle-related accidents. 


Some teens act mature but some also don't and there will be more accidents, I think if some teens can handle it, and some act like they are invincible and can start racing and all that kind of stuff. I believe that the age should be lower to 15 so you can get your license at 15 and not 16 because a lot of teens start working at 14 and some of the teen's parents won't be able to take them and they have some option know as walking or have a family member and sometimes the teen wants to walk even in the cold because they don't wanna waste money on gas. Some teens can handle it and I think that they should lower it because the teen is a lot busier when they turn 15 with school and sports and work. If they do lower the driving age it’ll be easier for the teens and the parents and they won’t get in trouble for going off their route or they won’t get their permit taken away or suspended. If they lower it I think a lot of families will be happy 


In my opinion, the age should be lowered to 15 to get your license because like I said teens will get busier when they turn 15 with school, sports, and work, and if they can get their license then it will be easier for them and the parents. I think that if the age to get your license goes lower to 15 then I think that it will b easier like I said for teens and parents and the parents won't have to contact family members or the teens don't have to walk to work. 


Do you think the driving age should be higher or lower and why?


If the driving should be lower or higher what age should it be?


Do you think it'll be easier for the families or harder?

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    • I disagree because if the age goes higher then how are the kids gonna be able to get to school when their parents are there I'm sure they don't wanna walk in the freezing cold.

  • I belive it depends on the state and how the students act in that erea. Some states are a little more extream with the kids there and thats why driving is higher aged because of meturity levels around that erea.

    • I disagree because some are not so strict because some people can change that to go lower and I believe that it should be depending on the state.

  • I personally think the the driving age should be higher, because when i started highschool everyone looked much older and was way more mature then the upcoming classes. I think that if they revoked everyone license that was under the age they decided it would cause problems for families but if they don't have there license yet, i don't think it would effect them much.

    • I disagree because it would affect them because the parents could be somewhere and if the parents need them they can drive there to where ever they are.

  • For us, I think it should be lowered because they have more chances since their going into highschool. It might even help out the teens families for when something happens or something to the child. We should still teach them to be careful even if we know there not going to be.

    • I agree with you because like you said it could help the family and they should be able to teach them to be careful like you said too.

  • I think that the driving age for young adults is good where it is. I think that at the age of 14, young adults need to learn to be responsible. 16 is when I feel that people are mature and know what they should be doing and are responsible.

    • I agree with you even though it could help the teen's parents even more out with them driving in the state of Iowa and they can go to the store and get groceries. 

  • I don't think that the driving age should be lowed or increased. I believe it's good where it is right now. If it was lower, there would most likely be more accidents and if it was higher then some students and high schoolers might not be able to work or do after school activities.

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