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I don't think that the driving age should be raised. Think about the 16 year olds that have worked hard to obtain their license and have never gotten into any trouble on the road. They would get their license taken away because of the few reckless 16 year old drivers. In the article 'Should the Driving Age be Raised to 18?', it says "Those who want to raise the driving age have labeled teens guilty before they've gotten in an accident or before they've even stepped into a car. They believe that just because of your birth date, you are dangerous and must be punished by having you ability to drive taken from you.”

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Any age driver might be texting behind the wheel, not just 16 year olds. I do agree that 16 year olds will be focusing on school and getting jobs, but as I have said before, how are they going to get to their jobs if they can't drive? In the article 'Should the Driving Age be raised to 18?', it says "Teens need the ability to drive just as much as anyone else--to get to school, to get to work, to get to sports or band practice, or just to go out with their friends."

Parents don't have all the time in the world just to bring their teens to work, so the teens should be able to drive themselves to where they need to be.

2 points

I disagree here because if you look into the article 'Should the Drving Age be Raised to 18?' it says, "Except changing the driving age won't save lives. Studies show that it is inexperience, not age, that causes accidents. Raising the driving age will just cause inexperienced drivers at 18 instead of 16."

It's saying, that if the driving age is raised to 18, 18 year old will become the inexperienced ones, which means they will crash instead of the 16 year olds. So sure, the death rate of 16 year olds will decrease but the death rate of 18 year olds will increase.

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Also, I think they should keep the driving age the same because without a license, how are 16 year old supposed to get to where they need to be? In the article, 'Driving Age should not be Raised', it says "If we raise the driving age who is going to take the kids to dates, dances or other school events? The majority of parents have to take their kids to other activities; they don't have time to chauffeur their kids around." Getting to school events isn't the only problem. In the article, 'Should the Driving Age be Raised to 18', the author says, "Teens need the ability to drive just as much as anyone else-to get to school, to get to work..." You see, teens need to get themselves to work and if they don't have a car, they're going to have to depend on other people to get them to where they need to be.

3 points

I think that the driving age should stay the same because it isn't age of the drivers that cause problems, it's inexperience. In the article "Driving Age should not be Raised", it says, “Sixteen-year-old drivers crash mostly because of inexperience. If the driving age is raised then 18 year olds will also crash because of inexperience. This means that the death rate of 18 year olds will increase, while the death of 16-year-old death rate; will increase. We are not helping the cause by raising the driving age we are just delaying the time they will die.” Also, the article "Should Driving Age be Raised to 18?" supports the same reason. It says, “Studies show that it is inexperience, not age, that causes accidents. Raising the driving age will just create inexperienced, accident-prone drivers at 18 instead of 16.”

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