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There has been a lot of debate lately on whether or not we should make the driving age lower or higher. What are your thoughts?

asked Jul 08 '10 at 14:32

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I think it should be lowered to 14. In North Dakota you can get your permit at 14, I think it should be like that in all states.

answered Jul 08 '10 at 14:38

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No offense, but are you crazy!?!

(Jul 08 '10 at 18:46) alexleiphart alexleiphart's gravatar image

You know what, kids will always drive without a license. I see it every day, age limits are pointless.

answered Jul 08 '10 at 14:45

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Well each state is different as we all know.... but I think lowering the age down for all the states will just put more immature kids who "think" they know how to drive on the road. I say keep it the way it is now, but increasing it a year or two will do the world good IMO....

answered Jul 08 '10 at 16:26

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I'm perfectly fine with it being the way it is, because I'm going to start driving next year. I think that this is one of the rare occasions that the government has made a somewhat decent decision.

answered Jul 08 '10 at 14:33

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I don't think raising or lowering the age limit would make a heck of a lot of difference to the stats. There are always going to be people who go beyond their or their cars capabilities.

These people who can afford fast cars, only to go trash them on the public roads. People who drink alcohol or do drugs at any age and drive or kids who jack cars and joyride or borrow their parents bmw and end up smashing it to pieces.

Changing the age limit will not cure the human moron disease. 18 is OK in the UK. Maybe 20 would be better.

answered Jul 08 '10 at 16:18

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I lived in Germany for a while, and they enforce a far stricter driver's licensing process. And I agree with it.

A German driver’s license costs over $2000, after a minimum of 25-45 hours of professional instruction plus 12 hours of class time -- and the legal driving age is 18 on top of that.

The thing is, even if we upped the driving age, the methods in which we issue driver's licenses would have to change as well. It's TOO easy to get a driver's license stateside.

answered Jul 08 '10 at 19:02

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I should stay that same at the moment. I think it is safer. If they add one year the laws will be a little safer.

answered Jul 08 '10 at 19:41

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