I mean seriously, you can't legally smoke a cigarette or join the army til you're or even vote 18, you can't legally drink alcohol til 21, but we are putting these young 16 year olds behind the wheel of a car. and i'm sorry but learning 3 point turns, how to parellel park, driving 5 mph on a closed course and knowing the difference between a "fresh and stale" green light does not set you up for the real world of driving. in other words the test isn't hard to pass, a license isn't hard to obtain at 16. and not to be judgmental, but those to "text and drive" are usually teenagers. maybe im just ranting today because i live by a high school and have to pass it everyday the same time they let out, and these kids drive like maniacs. i do honestly think though that 16 is too young to have total control over a vehicle. the permit laws work well and i think they should be extended to 18, as inconvenient for the parents as that may be.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:47 PM on Oct. 6, 2010 in Parenting Debate
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Answer by MrsLeftlane at 3:57 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
Maybe the question then should be... What age should we send our troops. 21,18 or 16.... Old enough to die for our country at age 18, but can't sit back and have a Budwiser.... You can get a tatoo that symbolizes your a ''Marine or Ranger'' at 18, and can drive at 16; but forget hitting a strip club....
Answer by emily1230 at 4:01 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
I agree I think 16 is still an immature age for driving, but I also think there should be a cut off point for elderly drivers. I see these 80 plus yr olds out here not driving as they should be. So I think the driving thing should work both ways
Answer by tracylyn245 at 4:03 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
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