Increasing Texas Driving Age to 18 Argumentative Essay by Brad7

Increasing Texas Driving Age to 18
A paper which argues the need to increase Texas driving age to 18 in order to eliminate its number one killer among teens.
# 9424 | 1,815 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Child, Youth Issues (Teen, Adult Issues) , Law (General)

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The paper investigates the Texas States implementation of a Graduated Drivers License Program (GDL) in response to the high rate of teens involved in fatal car accidents. The author of the paper discusses the many advantages to raising the driving age from 16 to 18, most of them in issues dealing with financial responsibility, long distance and night driving abilities, parent supervision and insurance rates.

From the Paper:

"With 18 as the driving age, schools and the state have an opportunity to offer or require additional driving instruction time to teens. Most teens have a very brief lesson time with a professional instructor. The professional is able to demonstrate proper driving technique. They are also able to correct teen drivers as they make mistakes and introduce them to new or difficult driving situations safely. There are many different driving situations that a teen may encounter but not know how to handle. For example, poor weather, road rage and children playing in the road are all new situations for a beginning driver. The wrong decision in these situations can become deadly for the driver, passengers, bystanders or other drivers."

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