Should the minimum age for driving be raised?

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Tough Call on Older Age vs. Younger Age Licensing Policies!

Just in Canada about 23,197,572 different age groups were licensed in 2009. From that 23,197,572 about 1,096,437 teenagers between the ages of 16 – 19 are licensed in 2009. From the 23,197,572 about 22,101,135 ages 20 and above are licenced in Canada in 2009. () People now days think that teen drivers are the worst and the driving age should be increase, however it is not just teenagers that create accidents; there are various reasons to why collisions occur. In Ontario, you are able to take the test and get your driver’s license at the age of 16, but you need to have an experienced driver beside you until you’re 17 years of age. In my opinion, I think that the driving age should not be increased because the rates of fatalities are high but not as high as the older age groups, the older you get the harder it will be to learn the laws and regulations of driving itself, and the older they get the more chances of drinking and driving.

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Firstly, just because of raising the driving age does not prevent car accidents from occurring. Many adults tend to have a major impact in the accidents that occur now days. For instance, from the recently collected data in 2009 of the percentage of driver fatalities and serious injuries by age group shows that the ages from 25 to 34 faced the most number of injuries and fatalities compared to the any other age groups. From the 25 to 34 ages about 17.1 % faced fatalities and 19.1 % faced serious injuries. In the same data collected the teen drivers between ...

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