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Should the Legal Driving Age Be Raised to 21?

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´╗┐Should the Legal Driving Age Be Raised to 21? Do you think it is right to allow teenagers to drive at the age of 21? The statistics of accidents show the different rates for young drivers between the ages 16 and 19. Which is much higher than that for much mature drivers? Young teenagers are effortlessly distracted and are also not as experienced at understanding and recognizing road hazards and often do not wear seat belts. Furthermore, as an undeveloped driver, you are the one person responsible for the safety of your passengers. Young drivers are more likely to be elaborate in a reckless accident rather than older drivers. 17-25 year-olds account for 10% of license holders, but over 20% of the accidents- Don?t let this be you! ?Accidents have resulted in one young person killed every week, 17 young people seriously injured. ...read more.


Speed limits are the maximum permitted speed on the road of today, but they are not usually the finest and safe speed. This is being recognized more and more throughout the globe and has been going wrong in the 20mph zones and variable speed limits. 20mph zones are being used in residential areas to slow the traffic down. Variable Speed Limits are most commonly used outside schools. For example, the limit may be reduced from 30mph to 20mph during times when children are entering and leaving the school. Most people don?t follow the rule and tend to make up their own rules. They are either breaking the 20-30mph barrier or are going on the maximum speed limit and are not looking out for people who are coming in their way. Furthermore they are having accidents not only with cars but with innocent pedestrians. ...read more.


Betancourt told Alicia. He reminded her to avoid distracting him when he's driving. "Sometimes she would complain about all the rules," says Alicia's mother, Lulu. Rules included a curfew that Alicia always obeyed. But that night she didn't come home on time. The Betancourts began to worry, and finally filled with foreboding, they called the police. The dispatcher told them to stay at home and that two officers were on their way. "At that point, I knew that my daughter was dead," says Betancourt Alicia, who was wearing her seatbelt, had been instantly killed in a terrible car crash. Police say the boy lost control of the car. He hit a utility pole and was seriously injured. In the weeks after Alicia's death, her father found himself on the internet searching for anything he could find about teenage driving. Among all the information, he learned that teenagers not only have the highest crash and fatality rates of any age group, but 17 year olds specifically, are at the greatest risk.? ...read more.

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