18. For an excellent analysis of economic motives interwoven in the American quest for hegemonic power in Asia as well as ideological-driven rationales, see Noam Chomsky, At War with Asia: Essays on Indochina (New York: Vintage Books, 1970; republished, Chico, CA: AK Press, 2004). Howard Jones, Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations from 1897 (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2001, p.
Two studies do indeed consistently find large effects fortraffic crashes.
Driving records of young drivers (age 18-21) were comparedto the records of their parents using the driver historyfile for North Carolina.
Raising the minimum driving age to 16 would greatly reduce the number of automobile accidents involving teen drivers because they lack experience on the road, they lack maturity, and they would have less accidents resulti...
The New Zealand Herald quoted “Police figures released to the Herald show a dramatic drop in the number of under-17s caught drink-driving, from 630 in 2007 to 305 last year.” If the driving age were to be raised to 18, young people would have to face these two challenges learning to drive and access to alcohol all at the same time.
A report commissioned by the government recommends that probationary licences are in future issued from the age of 18. Currently a provisional driving licence for a car can be applied for three months before the applicant turns 17; a provisional licence for a motorcycle or moped can be applied for three months before they turn 16.
If the age is changed to 18 or even 21 there will still be many accidents with those drivers, because they are just learning and getting the hang of driving around.
Many teenagers like to rebel.
If the age is changed to 18, it will not stop the accident rate of young drivers, and finally teens would most likely drive anyways.
Many teenagers everywhere depend on having their drivers’ license.
In my opinion, I feel that this is just a waste of time.
The driving age should not be raised to 18 years old because, like I said before, many teens depend on their privilege to drive, accident rate most likely will stay the same, and teens will just do it anyways.
House Bill 708 proposes to increase the age for obtaining a learner’s permit to 17 years of age. Furthermore, the age for obtaining drivers license will be raised from 17 years old to 18 years old. Additionally, this bill will create opportunities for students to take state-funded drivers education as an elective in public schools.