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Legal driving age should it be lowered

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Started: 1/24/2018 Category: News
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Debating Period
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The legal driving age should not be lowered because most teenagers are not even eligible to drive


I believe that the legal driving age system should be completely done away with. Instead we should institute a system where you are rigorously trained for a year before ever legally hitting the streets. This system would do away with incompetent drivers as a whole, by reducing the amount of people who drive recklessly. Most accidents and traffic problems occur because of a lack of understanding defensive driving, which during this training you will be assessed by professionals who are trained to feed out incompetent people who shouldn't be driving at all. Every year, you'd have to go the DMV and complete a test to show your driving ability, which would be way more intense than the current test where you can legally get a license on one try. My main argument is that age should never be a limiter on what a person can and can't do in a free country, whereas the individual's skills and perception should be the defining factor on whether or not they should drive.
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Posted by Son_of_Titan 4 years ago
More rigorous courses and testing is the answer.
Posted by frankfurter50 4 years ago
Yes, but if the legal driving age WAS lowered, then those teenagers WOULD be eligible to drive. I'm not quite sure what you're going for here.
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