What should the driving age be?
- 15Vote A
- 16Vote B
- 17Vote C
- 18Vote D
Most Helpful Guy
Well in my country it's 18 and I don't think that's ideal. We have some young people - mostly men - who drive very irresponsibly when they start driving. They would pretend to be all goody-goody until they get their permission and once they have it they act like elephants in a china store. There are some guys who make illegal races on the highways at night and stuff like that (in Switzerland this is particularly dangerous because we don't have vast deserts with endless dirt roads like you do in the US. Our highways are much smaller and all very close to cities and towns. I don't know how much of a problem this is in America but I'm sure there are some irresponsible young people too. In my opinion, it would be best to have two different driving ages, one for girls and one for guys. For girls it would be okay to get the permit at age 18 or even 17, for guys it should be around 24-25 (scientific researches have shown that this is the age when guys start to grow up and become more responsible). This might sound very unfair but then again, it's also unfair to the parents whose innocent child gets run over by some careless jerk, perhaps even driving under the influence of alcohol. And it's a fact that while not all men are like this, most of the people who do this are young men.
If a system with two different driving ages sounds to unjust, I could also settle for a general driving age of say, 21. In any case, it should definitely be higher than it is today.1
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Most Helpful Girl
I think 16 is good because that's also the age you can start working..0