teen drivers

United States
May 4, 2011 7:25am CST
once these young drivers got behind the wheel they would cause a problem like accident like sending text or using the cell phone not paying attention while driving another problem is driving to fast in hurry just to arrive on time wrong results accidents many insurance won't provide coverage to teen drivers due to car accidents cause by unresponsible young drivers should the driving age should start at 17-18 or 15-16
6 responses
@Qawzerty (34)
• Belgium
16 May 11
Here, the moment you are 17 you can try and get your theoretical licence, it allows you to drive 3 years with a guide who is at least 24 and has his/her licence for 8 years. The moment you are 18 you can go and try to get your practical, but it is oblied to have your theoretical at least 3 months. So basicly you can start driving at 17, and drive alone at 18. That is when you start early and pass the exam in one time which is very difficult. So most drivers here got their licence around 18. I heard that in Finland you are oblied to follow 3 years driving lessons. I'm not sure. I find 18 is a good age to have your licence not earlyer because o kid of 16 is not responsible enough to drive.
@castano (30)
• Philippines
5 May 11
the recommend age for driving is actually 18 and above because if your young enough thats why there are many accidents happen.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
5 May 11
In my country driving license start at 17 years old. But there are many under 17 years old who would ride motorbike or drive car without license and yes caused problems. Boys and Girls that age are so competitive and like to brag and show off, even on the road. I wish police are more aware of them and catch them before they cause troubles for others.
• United States
5 May 11
I'm a teenage driver and I'm responsible. Not every teenager is a senseless text messager clumsy driver, I've recieved many comments from family and friends about my good driving.
@tammy27 (1247)
• Philippines
4 May 11
i think legal driving starts at 18. but still there are tons of accidents happening everyday. there was even an issue here before on who drives better, men or women? and the answer to that is the same to the answer on should teens be allowed to drive? first, when you're 18 and you want and can afford to drive then for sure you can do it. that's not the problem. problem is, when you are not disciplined. just the gender comparison, this age comparison on drivers has only 1 answer. self discipline. if you know how to follow speed limits and other traffic rules, then there would be less accident.
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
4 May 11
I would say that teens shouldn't be anywhere the wheel, start driving when they are 18 and over, but than again you can't not even rent a car, well you can but is way too expensive-- according to some survey, young drivers are more likely to get into an accident than somebody over the age of 25. I am not twenty-five, yet, and I consider myself a responsible and safe driver, but doesn't matter what age you are, I have seen people twice my age driving worse than me. I do not want to see a 14 year old or a 15 year old behind the wheel