What would be the economic benefits of raising the legal driving age to 18?
Less people on the road = less road damage = less tax revenue needed for repair. Also less experienced drivers create more accidents which cost the public tax dollars in police, courts and hospital subsidies.
Lower insurance rates. Fewer teen deaths caused by auto accidents.
It would be a disaster, parents would need to be responsible for all rides for an additional 2 years. Plus, many people at 17 are in college. Should college students lack transportation?
Furthermore, more people are drinking by the time they are 18 rather than 16, which means more people will be intoxicated and inexperienced at the same time - bad idea.
- yea, sweetpea... and maybe we should raise the driving limit to 20!! then there would be ZERO teen related deaths.
- and what, you think raising the driving age will put less people on the road? Do you think teens just drive around for the sake of driving around? No, they're going to baseball games, or school, or the movies... and if they're not driving they're going to get their parents to drop them off AND pick them up... meaning parents do 2 trips, whereas the kids would've only done 1!
It seems to make sense that younger drivers cause more accidents, however, ti makes just as much sense that inexperienced drivers cause more accidents and inexperienced drivers happen to be teens. So if drivers start at 16 the most accidents are caused by those between 16-18, right? But if it is raised to 18, the bracket will just move up a notch, 18-20, because THOSE drivers are the least experienced. I don't think it matters one way or another if you choose 16 or 18, what I do think is that everyone should be required to complete (and pass) drivers ed before they can get their license. In addition, I think that drivers of all ages should have to pass a written test every five and a driving test every ten years. This way, new laws would go into effect with greater knowledge and drivers would not be able to stick with bad habits. Imagine being 35 and failing your driving test? I don't think it would happen, but it would make better drivers.
overall, this would have a bad impact on the economy. actuary tables for car insurance would have to be retooled, becaue now 18-year-old drivers would be learners, instead of 16-years olds. Teen labor pools would become harder to tap, as teens who must drive to a job can't get there. Sporting events would suffer from logistical problems, as athletes would need to be picked up by family.
The one advantage would be less pollution, as teens often drive older cars, with aged engines that don't run as clean as they did when new, and of course less driving overall.
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