Insurance group says fewer teens would die
Crazy maneuvers by more experienced drivers are likely to cause less experienced
ones to react and over correct, causing crashes. Not that this is the only way
teens get in crashes, but one of the ways. I have watched so many drivers here
in SLC and the valley pull the most idiotic maneuvers because they're in a
hurry, and their insanity causes traffic slowdowns, crashes, and near-misses
galore. If EVERYONE would drive safely and within the limits, instead of
pushing 10-15 over and changing lanes rapidly, the roads would be a much safer
If we are going to restrict driving based on statistics, then we need to also
not allow drivers over 75 to have a licence. Their accident rates are as high
as the teenagers.
Yeah, Lets raise the age on everything! What ever happened to parental
responsibility? Children driving before 18 only have a license with parental
consent.Parents are supposed to be in control of their children. If
you child is unsafe take there license away. If the child is not following your
rules take their license away.I told all of my sons that they could
not get their drivers license until they had their Eagle Scout Rank. Every one
of my boys is an Eagle Scout and I am comfortable with their driving skills and
I still limit their driving access.Come on, parents! Take some
responsibility and supervise your children. This is not something that the
government needs to get into! Restrictions yes. Raising age limits should be a
parental choice not a government law.
ALL states need to raise the age for getting a driver's license up to 21. Same
as the drinking age to and for tobacco buying as well, plus voteing to.
If we raised the age to 24, it would further cut highway deaths, so why don't we
do that too? Why not just eliminate all cars and everyone can use public
transportation? We don't need extracurricular activities when we can all stay
home and hug trees.Use some common sense people!My major
extracurricular activity when I was 16 was my job. How was I supposed to get to
work?The problem isn't teenagers with cars, its irresponsible use of
cars by teenagers. Restrictions on teenage driving make a lot more sense.
Fair, responsible penalties for irresponsible driving, regardless of age makes
the most sense.
I think it would be good for our fat youth to do some more walking. They can use
public transportation as well. If the driving age had been raised when I was in
high school more of my friends would still be alive. Let's make the world safer,
because no matter how carefully and defensively you drive, you can't totally
protect yourself from bad drivers. Oh, and lets make texting while driving a
When all the facts show that we can save lives by increasing the driving age to,
say seventeen, noting that a seventeen year old will be more responsible than a
sixteen year old. It dose not take a rocket scientist to make the right
decision !!! I remember when society thought it was a joke to drive drunk. "
untill M.A.D.D." They want to save the polar bear, etc,etc,etc. Would it not be
worth the sacrife , even to save just one of our youth. A word to the wise is
I'm all for it
This is a good idea and all parents should be in favor of it. Parents don't have
to be the chauffer as they fear, let the children walk to school. It would be
good excercise for them and help reduce obesity. There are many benefits to
increasing the licensing age beyond the accidents and deaths of teen drivers.
1-children would be less likely to drop out of school or sluff classes.
2-attendance and grades would go up. 3-less cost for schools to have to provide
acres of parking for student drivers. 4-students and parents wouldn't have the
excessive cost of insurance and an extra vehicle to pay for. 5-parents wouldn't
have to wonder and worry about where their children are during school hours.
6-public transportation use would increase. 7-a couple of years makes a lot of
difference in maturity and responsibilties of drivers. Make getting a drivers
license a senior year priveledge to better induce students to stay in school.
Extra curicular activities in schools are just that and non essentials. Parents
more worried about chauffer duties are also just making excusses for being lazy
and irresponsible parents. Changing the age requirement is a lifestyle change
but one of value.