The Pendleton Panther

16 is too young; let’s raise driving age to 18

Posted on: November 17, 2009

In the article, it is clear that giving under aged people driving licenses, is a bad idea.  As an analogy, a journalist said ” giving a drivers license to a teenage child under age 18 was like giving the kid a revolver with ten thousand chambers, only one which is loaded with a bullet, and telling him to point it at his head and pull the trigger.”  The 16-year-old driving privilege was established in the early years of time, when the vehicles held less power, roadways were less congested, and 16-year-olds were considered mature at the time.  During those years, they were only given to teens for work purposes in the farms.  On the other intent of issuing licenses, parents would be relieved to assign them with licenses for driving younger siblings.  Plus, the teens must be responsible and mature in driving privileges.  In conclusion, it still stands that risks can take advantages over teens and under aged teens.

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