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11,111 hits 3.0 (3 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 3 years ago by cherryICEE

Should the age for getting a driver`s license be raised to 18?


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3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 5/15/14 - 2:41:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
The driving age here is 16, which I think is fine considering for the first year you can't drive without a fully licensed driver with you.
But if you're attempting to use maturity as a gauge for suitable drivers, you'd have to go a lot older then 18.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 5/15/14 - 3:02:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
there's going to be terrible drivers no matter how old they are. i was a better driver at 17 than some people were at 40.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 5/15/14 - 3:05:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Says every 17 year old ever.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/17/14 - 1:50:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
There should be only one age for everything: voting, drinking, driving, sex, being enlisted etc.

18 seems right, 21 is a bit harsh.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/17/14 - 1:52:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 5/17/14 - 1:50:44 PM Abzurd wrote:
There should be only one age for everything: voting, drinking, driving, sex, being enlisted etc. 18 seems right, 21 is a bit harsh.

also retirement, please
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/17/14 - 2:18:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't think that solves anything. I don't think those extra 2 years make a difference in one's capability to drive responsibly. Where I live, one needs to wait like 9 months upon getting their learner's permit in order to get a license anyway; I was already almost 17 by the time I got mine.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/17/14 - 5:03:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
The inability for me to drive as a 16-17 year old would have been detrimental. Its how I got to school and to work.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/17/14 - 6:20:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think an extra year would make a difference.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/17/14 - 6:31:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 5/17/14 - 1:50:44 PM Abzurd wrote:
There should be only one age for everything: voting, drinking, driving, sex, being enlisted etc. 18 seems right, 21 is a bit harsh.

Up to the last bit, I agree. If we would stop trying to treat people up to the age of 30 as children, then 18 is fine. But at the current rate, 21 seems fair.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/17/14 - 6:33:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 5/17/14 - 2:18:23 PM Frostgale wrote:
No, I don't think that solves anything. I don't think those extra 2 years make a difference in one's capability to drive responsibly. Where I live, one needs to wait like 9 months upon getting their learner's permit in order to get a license anyway; I was already almost 17 by the time I got mine.

If you don't think the difference in maturity is radically different between 16 and 18, you're simply not living in the same world the rest of exist in.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 5/17/14 - 8:57:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
aww, I live in my own world :(
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 5/20/14 - 7:41:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
It will be in my state as of June something! Sucks. Who's to say that 81 year-olds are anymore mature than 16 year olds??? In most scenarios that's not the case.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 5/20/14 - 9:44:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 5/20/14 - 7:41:08 PM JustSmile wrote:
It will be in my state as of June something! Sucks. Who's to say that 81 year-olds are anymore mature than 16 year olds??? In most scenarios that's not the case.

Spoken like a 16 yo.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 5/20/14 - 9:56:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
if the age to get a license was 18 when I was 16, my parents would have had to do way more work getting me and my brother around

or I would have had to do way less work

either way it would have sucked
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 5/20/14 - 10:01:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 5/17/14 - 1:50:44 PM Abzurd wrote:
There should be only one age for everything: voting, drinking, driving, sex, being enlisted etc. 18 seems right, 21 is a bit harsh.
On Saturday 5/17/14 - 6:31:29 PM dacash wrote:
Up to the last bit, I agree. If we would stop trying to treat people up to the age of 30 as children, then 18 is fine. But at the current rate, 21 seems fair.

why?
it's not like anyone waits until 21 to drink

what's the point of a law that's practically unenforceable
and for the large part unenforced

it makes it harder to buy alcohol, I guess, but it's certainly never stopped anyone
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 1:00:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
Here, you can start learning to drive at 16. however, you cannot drive, unsupervised (yet restricted aka probationary licence), until you are either 17 or 18 (depending on which state you are in) I think 18 is a bit harsh, which is the state I currently live in.

You can leave school and get a good paying job at the age of 16 and a half. Some of these jobs, such as apprenticeships in things such as building and construction you need to be able to drive.


We do however, in nearly all states have strict restrictions on things like the type of car you can drive, how many passengers you can have at certain times of the day for Probationary licences.
EG. In my state, if you are under 22 you cannot at any time have more than 1 passenger between the ages of 16-22 with them UNLESS the person in the front seat is an fully licenced driver.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 3:01:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not so much concerned about the age of the drivers as about their competence. The skills you have to demonstrate to get a California driving license are far less than they were when I first got mine, and you can see the effect on the streets every day.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 3:04:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Aldod.

What kind of licence testing is involved where you are?
Here you do a theory test to get your learners permit, which allows you to drive only with a fully licenced person sitting beside you, if you're under a certain age (22 or 25 i can't remember) you have to have signed off a certain amount of hours driving time I think around the 150hours driving time in various conditions, then you have to pass a practical driving test with a special instructor, which allowed you to move onto your provisional licence.

Being over 25 means I basically just do whatever I want, I just need to be able to pass the practical driving test (which I sure as f*ck can't right now!)
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 8:47:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
socio, it's basically the same way over here

first you take drivers ed
then you have to drive around with one of the drivers ed people for a certain amount of time
from their you go to the DMV to take a test any idiot could pass and that gets you a learner's permit (typically for 15 year olds)

then at 16 you can go to the DMV and one of the people there take you out and test your driving skills
that actually takes some effort to pass, but it's not necessarily hard
if you pass that, you get a license with some restrictions

at 16 you can't drive between certain times
at 17 those times are shortened, but still exist
at 18 you have no restrictions

this is all for Louisiana
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 11:19:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
It *is* like people wait to 21 to drink. Personally, I think we'd better off with no drinking age, I think the whole concept on that is silly. But, if we are to have an age, 21 is fine.

But certainly, the weakest reasoning is: people do it anyway. Laws are about right and wrong, about us saying as a society what we think appropriate behavior is and is not. "Everyone is doing it" doesn't change that. Moreover it is a child's argument, not that of a responsible adult. Do I have to say "if all your friends jumped off a bridge..."

Not everyone drives 55. But it'd be foolish of me to think we should change the speed limit because so many people ignore it. And it would be downright ignorant of me to say "it isn't like anyone follows it."
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 11:32:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
if most people start drinking before the age of 21, doesn't that mean that most people don't think it's wrong to drink at a younger age?

i rarely think the "if all your friends jumped off a bridge..." argument is apt because the thing being argued is ever actually akin to jumping off a bridge
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 12:01:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
You mean people that don't have the right to vote because they aren't mature enough, if they are making a decision to do something else they aren't thought mature enough to handle, then we should respect those thoughts?

Pretty much the equivalent of letting a 7 yo eat all the candy they want, isn't it?

"i rarely think the "if all your friends jumped off a bridge..." argument is apt because the thing being argued is ever actually akin to jumping off a bridge "
Following the herd is rarely relevant?
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 12:03:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Approximately 10.0 million persons ages 12 to 20 (26.3 % of this age group) reported drinking alcohol in the past month. "

link

1 in 4 is a very long way from everybody.
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 12:21:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
last I checked 18-20 year olds were old enough to vote


and I may be biased on the "most people drink before 21" deal because of where I live

but if put to a vote, I bet drinking age of 18 would pass in a heartbeat
3 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 5/21/14 - 12:22:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
and we live in a democratic society

following the herd is kinda what the majority of people do

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