Driving age?

How old should you have to be to start driving

My opinion

I think that the driving age should be changed. I believe that all people make mistakes, but younger people make more mistakes because they want to always be on their phone or other ways that cause accidents.

Is 16 too young?

  • A 16 year old is almost twice as likely to die in a car crash than a 30 year old
  • the leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds is auto accidents
  • Teens have less melioration in the frontal cortex than adults. This points to less mature cognitive processing and other executive functions. Executive functions are important in allowing teens to think things through more thoroughly before they act them out.
  • 61% of Americans think that the driving age is too young