An Essay on Increasing the Driving Age to 18
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Persuasive Essay on Increasing the Driving Age to 18

Driving is a tremendous responsibility. I believe our state should

have rigorous driving tests to make the roads safe for others. However I

think most teenagers aren't ready to accept these responsibilities. I

think the minimum driving age for Kansas should be eighteen. This is

because many students go to parties and get intoxicated as a result. The

school also provides a safe system of transportation, and some teenagers

When many teenagers go to parties, they might be pressured to do

things they might not normally do. Drinking alcohol is one example of this.

Once you are under the influence of alcohol your abilities to drive

deteriorate. In this state, you hurt yourself, or even worse you might

injure someone else. Many teen deaths result each year from intoxicated

Driving your own car to school is not an absolutely necessary. This

creates more risks, and more possibilities for a teenager to become

involved in an accident. The county provides an entirely safe bussing

program. Students can be picked up in the morning, then returned home in

the afternoon. I think more students should take advantage of this.

When you are a teenager, it is said you feel immortal. This may

hold true in some instances. Students might approach a stoplight, and

decide to race the engine, when next to another classmate. Or races might

ensue, that endanger the student and, the other citizens on the roads.

This is not to say, that I wasn't really excited about receiving my

license. Some people just aren't ready though. So for the

well being of everyone, I believe the driving age should be pushed back to the

age eighteen. At which the student is more ready to accept their new



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