Is The Driving Age In MA Too Young?

Is The Driving Age In MA Too Young?

There are 324 comments on the CBS4Boston story from Mar 27, 2006, titled Is The Driving Age In MA Too Young?. In it, CBS4Boston reports that:

Driving is a sign of independence that most teens can't wait for, but is 16 1/2 the right age to grant that privilege?

"I know when I first got my license, I shouldn't have been driving," said ...

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Lock em all up

Watertown, MA

#347 Jan 20, 2016
Ron wrote:
Too young for sure. Kids are not as mature as they used to be. Raise the age to 18 unless they can prove emplyment. First speeding ticker six month loss of license $500 dollar fine. 2nd? 2 year loss of license $1000 fine. 3rd...lifetime loss of license. If caught operating while suspended 2 years in prison.
Are you employed in a for profit detention facility?
Common sense
#348 Thursday Apr 21
Nina wrote:
i think that is age raising thing is a load of crap
poeple dont get that in all of the accidents that happened, manly wasnt the teens fault
it was mostly the fault of "responcible adults"
i want them to keep it the way it is becuse the raising the age wont make the driver more experienced
so it wont matter
i think more time behind the wheel will make all the difference
The unelected bureaucrats on the Saugus board of health recently mandated that, unless a person reaches the age of 21, even if that person walks into a store with the Medal of Honor draped around his or her neck, he or she cannot legally purchase a pack of cigarettes. That person can vote, drive a motor vehicle or even join the military in order to protect the lives, freedoms and possessions of these board members. In fact, at age 18, males MUST sign up for selective service under federal law . Yet, however, in our commonwealth young folks, if they wish, can motor around on our streets and highways in a vehicle of their choice. Think the tax laws are complex? Try to make sense of these, among other, inconsistencies.
C-dog

Medford, MA

#349 Friday Apr 29
18 years old with high school diploma or G.E.D. That's how you fix it!
Hypocrisy personified

Watertown, MA

#350 Friday Apr 29
Common sense wrote:
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The unelected bureaucrats on the Saugus board of health recently mandated that, unless a person reaches the age of 21, even if that person walks into a store with the Medal of Honor draped around his or her neck, he or she cannot legally purchase a pack of cigarettes. That person can vote, drive a motor vehicle or even join the military in order to protect the lives, freedoms and possessions of these board members. In fact, at age 18, males MUST sign up for selective service under federal law . Yet, however, in our commonwealth young folks, if they wish, can motor around on our streets and highways in a vehicle of their choice. Think the tax laws are complex? Try to make sense of these, among other, inconsistencies.
The state senate recently passed a resolution by a vote of 38 to 2 that requires a person to have reached the age of 21 in order to buy a cigarette in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. These solons, however, wouldn't hesitate to send members of our national guard, or any male for that matter, ages 18, 19 or 20, into harm's way in order for them to protect the senators lives or "precious" possessions. Imagine a combat veteran walking into any establishment selling tobacco products with the Medal of Honor draped around his neck being denied the opportunity to make a purchase. If anyone agrees that these are shameful circumstances, call your state representative and state senator to see how he or she has voted or will vote. In the governor's case, inquire as to if he intends to sign this proposal into law.

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