Should the driving age be raised to 21?
The driving age at the moment is 17 but sometimes it takes longer for people to do there test, in other countries its lower (some parts in America is 16) or higher (some parts of America). It could be good to rise the driving age because young drivers are the main case of road deaths or injuries. Also young drivers drink and drive. If the driving age is 21 fewer deaths would happen and roads would be safer. Main Part:
It could be good to rise the driving age to 21 because 21s or over are responsible and can be trusted. But it could be bad because not just 17 year olds get killed after their test because between 17-25 year olds, 212 get killed or seriously injured on the country roads. Altogether 4.4% of drivers are under the age of 25, but they will cause 13% of fatal crashes. And there could be a huge uproar about it because some people might have just passed there tests then they have to do them again in a couple of years. People aged 16-19 holding a license was at 41% then went down to 26%. Also 16-19 year olds per 100,000 driving licenses had risen from 9.76 deaths to 19.23 deaths. People taking driving tests being taken is on the increase. It is for a curfew on teenagers driving late at night when most accidents occur.
Altogether it could be good to raise the driving age to 21 because the roads would be safer and 21 years old are more mature than 17 year olds. It could be bad as well because 17-25 year olds cause 13% of fatal crashes and 212 under 25 year olds get killed on country roads so not just 17 year olds cause most deaths but some 21 year olds cause deaths and killed as well. Also it would cause a huge uproar about it because some people might have just passed and have to it again. So there are good points and bad points about rising the driving age to 21. My view of this is that it should not be raised to 21 because even 21 year olds cause deaths and get...
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