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  1. 1. TEENAGE DRIVING<br />Should we drive under the age 17?<br />By : Atiqah Abu Hassan<br />
  3. 3. The minimum driving age has to be raised to 21.<br />Why ?<br /><ul><li>Teenagers have bad habits.
  4. 4. Reduce driving fatalities & accidents.
  5. 5. An average teenage brain is not matured until at least 20 to 25.</li></li></ul><li>Reason 1: Bad habits of teenagers while driving.<br />
  6. 6. Texting while driving<br />Facts of Life<br />34% of teen texters ages 16-17 say they have texted while driving. That translates into 26% of all Americans teen age 16-17.<br />According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, adjusting the radio, cassette, or CD player ranks as the number one distraction among drivers under the age of 20. <br />
  7. 7. Washington became the first state to ban texting<br />and driving in May 2007, and six others have <br />followed, including California. <br />
  8. 8. Reason 2 : Reduce driving fatalities & accidents<br />Research shows that 17 to 20 year olds are about 7x MORE likely to be killed or injured in an accident (per mile of driving). <br />16-year-olds have HIGHER crash rates than drivers of any other age. <br />16-year-olds are 3x MORE likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than the average of all drivers. <br />Between 1995 and 2004, there were 30,917 fatalities in accidents that involved 15 to 17 year old drivers.<br />Source: a study by AAA Foundation forTraffic Safety<br />
  9. 9. Reason 3: An average teenage brain is not matured until at least 20 to 25<br />The minimum driving age varies between different countries: <br /><ul><li>In Northern Europe, the minimum age for a beginning driver is typically 18;
  10. 10. in England, it is 17.
  11. 11. In Michigan can obtain a learner’s permit at 14 years and 9 months. </li></ul>“Besides being emotionally & psychologically immature, young, new drivers face other challenges when making decisions & judgements…The hormonal activity & incomplete development of the frontal lobe of the brain affect teen risk-taking behaviour - Susan Scharoun<br />
  12. 12. Should we drive under 18?<br />