Group calls for higher driving age

Group calls for higher driving age

There are 2 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 10, 2008, titled Group calls for higher driving age. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

An influential highway safety organization is urging American states to consider joining most other industrialized nations in raising the age at which teens can drive to at least 17 - and possibly even 18.

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Mike Baltimore

Clarksville, MD

#1 Sep 10, 2008
It might be hard on families if kids can't drive. Think how hard it is on them when they kill someone. Make it 21, and retroactive!

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Sep 10, 2008
A higher driving age is not the answer, period, done with, over. And I am really getting tired of hearing the bullshit that 'teenagers brains aren't mature!" I've seen 50 year olds who have made some FUCKING POOR DECISIONS, so I don't buy that.

I also realize that usually when someone says that someone else is 'immature'... they aren't doing something that that person wants them to do, so they fall back on the old 'immaturity' thing in order to ridicule the other person's decision.

We need to LOWER the age when people start learning to drive. Start teaching children at 12 on motorbikes and gradually increase to cars, trucks and SUV's at 15-16 years old. That will get rid of a lot more driving fatalities for teenagers (which most of them are linked to speed, which adults speed JUST AS MUCH as teenagers do, they just, for some stupid karmic reason, DON'T GET KILLED WHILE DOING IT!).

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