Have you watched the news lately? If you have then you’ll know that the driving age may be going up to 16 at the end of the year, how annoying for all 14 year olds turning 15.
The issue was raised in the wake of a smash near Lincoln several weeks ago, which saw three 15-year-old girls killed, sad but should the government blame all 15 year olds? That obey the road rules and others that don’t I think it’s unfair because I want to drive when I am 15.
Other plan changes include making the restricted license test more difficult to encourage 120 hours of supervised driving practice, courses, and raising awareness of the crash risk for young drivers I think that’s unfair what do you think? You get 6 months off if you do a defensive driving course. I would be doing it to get 6 months off not to learn how to drive.
Federated Farmers have said raising the driving age will affect farming families who have limited travel options like going to people’s houses or going to town to get things for their parents I know I wouldn’t want to ride my push bike every day 27Km to get milk even on winter days burgh that would be cold I’d have icicles hanging of my nose.
In January, a survey of 2300 random people reported 74% would like the driving age raised to at least 18, what! Who wants it that high, but when given the option, 20 was even more popular than 18, now I know they’ve totally lost their minds I can just imagine. I don’t want Shane taking me to school every day till I’m 18 then to work till I’m 20 he’ll have other things to do.
One of the other major reasons for problems with younger drivers today is cheap, easy access to powerful vehicles. Lots of teenagers these days want and get high powered cars and I don’t think they should sell them to learner drivers. Shane said that when he gets his drivers license he’ll get a high powered car and mum said no you’re not.
The government says young drivers have become a lethal statistic, with 67 deaths and 506 serious injuries in crashes last year, involving at least one driver aged between 15 and 19.
It was estimated that up to 33 lives could be saved and 686 injuries prevented every year by reducing the driving age yeah that might help but not all 15 year olds are reckless drivers are they.
At the moment NZ has about the lowest driving age in the world, even going up to 16 would keep it younger than most of Europe. theirs is 17 to 18 that’s much higher than ours I wouldn’t be able to handle it with the driving age that high.
So if the government changes the driving age and you are 14 turning 15 at the end of the year. You’ll just have to wait another year
I’m sorry but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. As for me I’ve got a couple more years to wait.
Driving age presontation
The issue was raised with a
crash near lincoln
Three 15 year old girls killed
Sad but should the government blame all
15 year olds?
120 hours of supervised driving practice,
And raising awareness of the crash risk