Should Laws be Stricter for Teenage Drivers?

Essay by studioghiblitotoroJunior High, 8th gradeA+, October 2006

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Driving is a skill with many requirements to fulfill, including maturity of the brain. In general, the average human brain doesn't fully mature until age 24. Until then, studies have shown that people are more likely to have a car accident and die due to poor hand-eye coordination. Teenagers are usually the main case. The issue of teenage car accidents and deaths has gotten so severe that graduated licenses have become a must. The leading number of car deaths result in teenagers, therefore leading officials to the fact that the most reasonable and safe way to decrease the accidents to a minimal amount is to start enforcing graduated licenses, or stop teenage driving completely.

Furthermore , if we didn't have graduated licenses as an option, teens will be more likely to be careless when driving. Teenagers these days often drive at an immoderate speed, often going over the speed limit.

Many people argue that there are many bad adult drivers out there, "why don't their licenses get restricted?" The fact is, adult drivers tend to stick to their old driving ways (there goes the famous saying," You can't teach an old dog new tricks"), so there really isn't any point in trying to restrict their license. But the situation with teenagers is slightly different. Teenagers are 'beginner drivers', so they can be able to change their driving ways easily. Thus the handy graduated license comes into use. With a graduated license, teens have a tendency to drive more carefully, without the thought of their licenses being taken away haunting their minds like a dark, looming, cloud. Think the idea absurd? Think again. Ridiculous? Hold your horses. The main point is to prevent teenage car accidents, so why go against the reality that teens are wild drivers?

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