“Teenagers Should Not Receive Their Driver's Licenses Until They Are at the Age of 21”

Should the age to receive a driver’s license be raised to twenty one? This is a growing question across Australia as well as other countries around our globe. The percentage of teenage accidents involving automobiles is on a constant rise. Whether caused by the lack of experience or under the influence of alcohol, death has become all too common among teen motorists. This problem is not going to go away by itself; action needs to be taken. The state must raise the age requirement to receive a license or institute graduated licensing because teens are not mature enough to handle the dangerous responsibilities of driving.
It has been statistically proven that drivers under the age of twenty-one are more prone to accidents, than those who are over the age of twenty-one. The reason for this is that people, who are under twenty-one years of age, have less experience in driving. For those drivers who are less experienced, some are peer pressured and easily influenced to make the wrong decisions, which could lead to dangerous things. Teenagers may also lack skills in driving in wet weather conditions. When it rains the roads are slippery and it maybe hard for an inexperienced driver to control the car in such conditions, therefore an accident may occur. Besides less experience in driving, carelessness while driving is also a main cause of accidents. Drivers could be easily distracted and so their concentration is taken off the road, which may cause harm to others, as well as themselves. Many teens have died from car accidents by not paying attention to the road at all times.
In today’s society, the idea of sixteen and seventeen year olds operating cars has become a way of life.   But if one stops to think about it, there is no need for these drivers to be on the road.   Most of these drivers still live at home and have no job because they are still in school. To go to school they can take public transport or be dropped off by their parents. It is also costly to keep a...