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  • 1. SHOULD THE DRIVING AGE BE RAISED TO 18? Julien lee D 11/15/11
  • 2. INTRODUCTION
    • 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.
  • 3. 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
  • 4.
    • crash related deaths or lower than other states.
    • They have tougher laws
  • 5. HOW WOULD LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF PASSENGERS MAKE THE DRIVER MORE FOCUSED?
    • “ the driver will have fewer things to engage in a conversation while driving”, says Soo Park
    • The driver would have fewer things to worry about, such as : - what to talk about next - trying to look cool
  • 6. WHAT ELSE CAN BE DONE SO THAT TEENS ARE MORE PREPARED FOR THE RESPONSIBIITIES OF DRIVING AN AUTOMOBILE?
    • More restricted driving time. - teens are getting more experience on the road - teens get more comfortable with the road -they know what to expect on the raod
  • 7.
    • Stopping the use of cell phones while driving
  • 8. WHY DO YOU THINK SO MANY TEENAGERS ARE GETTING INVOLVED WITH SERIOUS ACCIDENTS?
    • They are too vulnerable to distractions - adjusting the radio/CD/MP3 player 73% - eating 61% - cell phone 60%
  • 9.
    • They’re taking too many risks and they tell themselves nothing is going to happen. - they think they won’t get hurt 35% - it makes driving less boring 22%
  • 10. HOW DO YOU THINK THE PARENTS OF THE TEEN DRIVER CAN HELP PREVENT THESE ACCIDENTS FROM HAPPENING?
    • “ constant reminder of the rules and continuing drivers’ education until 22.”, says Soo Park
    • Practice with their kids more often - more experience on the road - the parents can correct their driving mistakes.
  • 11. POLICE OFFICER
    • Police officers protect the lives and property of citizens. They maintain order, catch law breakers, and work to prevent crimes
      • -salary is at median level- average of $45,210 per year
      • -trends are increasing
      • -advancement are officer to corporal to sergeant to lieutenant to captain to chief
  • 12.
    • Related careers are a technician, firefighter, detective, sergeant, and captain
  • 13. HIGH SCHOOL CAREER ACADEMIES
    • River Hill High school
    • Architectural design academy
    • I like to design and create things.
  • 14. BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    • Boston Massachusetts
    • $39,314-58,194 depending on your study
    • SAT, ACT, and some degrees
    • There are 3,100 students and 97 percent of them graduate.
  • 15. COMMUNITY SERVICE
    • I have: - picked up trash on my college campus
    • if the campus is clean then, the college would have a better reputation
  • 16. PRIOR JOB EXPERIENCE
    • Jobs I’ve done: - worked in giant, 2015-2016, Clarksville MD - worked in a Kumon center, 2014-2017, Snowden MD - helped coach soccer, 2012-2014, soccer association of columbia.
  • 17. CITING
    • &quot;“at issue: teens and driving .” sks.sirs.com . proquest LLC. 2011, 23 Sept. 2011. Web. 23 Sept. 2011. <http://sks.sirs.com/‌cgi-bin/‌hst-clean-copy?id=SMD84208-0-1142&type=ART&artno=0000307472>.
    • Bellennir, Karen. Drugs information for teens . 615 griswold street detroit, MI 48226: Peter E. ruffner, 2002. Print.
    • “ dont raise driving age.” sks.sir.com . McClatchy, 15 Sept. 2008. Web. 23 Sept. 2011. <http://sks.sirs.com/‌cgi-bin/‌hst-article-display?id=SMD84208-0-1142&artno=0000292077&type=ART#citation>.
    • Lee, Soo Hyang. Personal interview. 17 Oct. 2011.
    • “ most teens still driving while distracted.” http://sks.sirs.com . copeland, larry USA today, 2 Aug. 2010. Web. 3 Oct. 2011. <http://sks.sirs.com/‌cgi-bin/‌hst-clean-copy?id=SMD84208-0-1820&type=ART&artno=0000306059>.
    • “ new restrictions on teen driving led to fewer crashes.” http://sks.sirs.com . leonard mike mcclatchy tribune business news, 15 Mar. 2011. Web. 3 Oct. 2011. <http://sks.sirs.com/‌cgi-bin/‌hst-clean-copy?id=SMD84208-0-1820&type=ART&artno=0000313150>.
  • 18.
    • “ should the driving age be raised to 18.” sks.sirs.com . d’ amico john alex koroknay palicz, 8 May 2006. Web. 23 Sept. 2011. <http://sks.sirs.com/‌cgi-bin/‌hst-clean-copy?id=SMD84208-0-1142&type=ART&artno=0000275842>.
    • “ 16 can be even sweeter without a license.” http://sks.sir.com . USA today, 14 Sept. 2011. Web. 26 Sept. 2011. <http://sks.sirs.com/‌cgi-bin/‌hst-clean-copy?id=SMD84208-0-5794&type=ART&artno=0000307045>.
    • “ tough rules keep teens off the road.” http://sks.sirs.com . green, rick, 16 Aug. 2011. Web. 26 Sept. 2011. <http://sks.sirs.com/‌cgi-bin/‌hst-clean-copy?id=SMD84208-0-5794&type=ART&artno=0000316689>.