This is a good trend. Wisely, most countries of the world do not allow 16 &
17 year olds to drive. Neurologically, it is a wise choice. The human brain
does not reach maturity until the mid-thirties and the last portion to mature is
the frontal lobe -- the seat of judgement. While many may blame teen driving
accidents on inexperience, in most cases it is poor judgement & bad
decision-making. Thus, putting off learning to drive for even two years -- 18
rather than 16 -- could make a huge difference in the number of accidents and
fatalities, as well as the overall cost of auto insurance.