Between 1995-2004, there were 30,917 fatalities in accidents that involved 15-17 year olds. (a third of those death were teen drivers. The rest were the people hit by the driver)- AAA foundation traffic safety (nationwide)
Raising the driving age will just create more inexperienced drivers at 18 instead of 16.
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE MINIMUM AGE TO OBTAIN A DRIVERS LICENSE SHOULD BE AND WHY?
I think 17. - the roads would be much safer - holding off an extra year or two for practice would create less automobile crashes
New jersey is the only state with a 17 year old driving age
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