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40
16
Yes No
Debate Score:56
Arguments:25
Total Votes:69
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Should teens be able to drive at 15?

would it make life easier for parents?

Yes

Side Score: 40
VS.

No

Side Score: 16
7 points

if you get your permit at 14 you pretty much got a year to practice driving. That is plenty enough time to become a pro like driver

5 years ago | Side: yes
zxcvbnm(1) Disputed
3 points

That's completely stupid! I personnally know some 14 year olds not even close to the maturity level of 16. how can you even think that? See more collisions that's what you probably want.

4 years ago | Side: No
5 points

It depends on the person but if you are mature enough why not?

5 years ago | Side: Sure
4 points

Personally I like the idea of being able to drive whenever your parents choose to let you, but there are certain circumstances where your parents can appeal to the DMV to let you get your liscense at the age of 15.

5 years ago | Side: Sure
4 points

If a teen learns to drive with an adult over the age of 25, hey learn how to learn responsibly. Now if you don't let anyone drive until they'er 18 they will have less experience and more accidents. when they learn with an adult they can get corrected so that when they're driving by theirself's they can remeber how to get on the freeway or how to make a "U" turn. So if you put someone that was 18 that has never driven before on the road with someone that was 15 and had plenty of practice....I'd be more fearful of the 18year old.....and also I'm 15

5 years ago | Side: yes
2 points

hey the experience is the same as a new adult driving compared to an 15 year old

3 years ago | Side: yes
TIMELORD(4) Disputed
1 point

true on some levels but most adults are more smarter and more mature than a 15 year old

1 year ago | Side: No
Cynical(1918) Disputed
1 point

Wow... This is SUCH an unfair generalization. I detest that statement.

Give that minority of teenagers some credit. You'd be surprised how massively intelligent some teenagers are when you try to look.

1 year ago | Side: Yes
2 points

Yes,they should be allowed to drive at 15. For some people in general,they won't mature dramatically in a period of 1 to 3 years. The legal driving age for most states is 16,but there are many 15 year olds who are much more responsible than 16 year olds.

3 years ago | Side: yes
2 points

i think its fair for teenagers to drive at 15. or at least just get your permit at 15.

3 years ago | Side: yes
2 points

yes and no i thinnk soome maybe not muture but i came up with an ideae if that person has any sort of crimanal record than the cant get ther licene the have to wait tillll 18 but if they drink or anything will driving they cant get it till 21 what do u think so really my vote goes to yes i should get my licence next year yerrrboii

3 years ago | Side: yes
2 points

Teens tend to feel unsafe when driving, so they would be more careful than adults even. As this is one of the leading reasons why teens shouldn't, I don't see why not.

3 years ago | Side: yes
TIMELORD(4) Disputed
1 point

yeah, but some teens are like that but most teens are half wited morons with more hormones than brains.

1 year ago | Side: No
2 points

it will teach them some responsibillity, i think when they get their permit, they know they have to be safe because teens tend to feel unsure about driving.also not all teens are reckless

3 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

Freak yea freakin 15yrs old should drive.. teens are more mature!! it al depends on when they started driving. i learned when i was 11.. and im 16 an gots my licenses. i got it like 5 months ago when i was 15.. an i am a damn good driver!! so teen should get there licenses!!

2 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

i think it could tech teens responsablity and it could be a easyier way to get around and some jobs hier at the age of 14 so if teens save they probably would be abvle to buy a car and insurane

2 years ago | Side: Yes
TIMELORD(4) Disputed
1 point

yes but what about fuel and regestration costs?think about it if we all had a liscense at the age of 15 then we would need a decent paying job to pay for insuranc, fuel and regestration costs as well as food and personal things like iphones, music, games or books.

1 year ago | Side: No
1 point

This would be a good way to help limit population growth.

1 year ago | Side: Yes
1 point

If you mean driving as in permit, yes.

To the ones saying no, are you saying they should start learning how to drive while they are adults?

Then they wont know any information on driving, so they'll be new and just as reckless. You have to build up your skill.

You shouldn't just go straight driving by yourself at 15, but with an adult is guaranteed to be safe (almost, because not even all adults are mature, so only sticking 15 year old teens in that category is unfair)

37 days ago | Side: Yes

YyyeeeaaahhhNO!!!

5 years ago | Side: No
1 point

I think 15-year-olds should be able to have a learner's permit, but not a full license. People of the age of fifteen are just not mature enough. Besides, most jobs won't even hire until you are sixteen or older. Many 16-year-olds aren't even mature enough to drive! With a learner's permit, you have to drive with a legal, licensed adult over the age of 21, so you will most likely be paying more attention, and if something were to happen, the adult could take over. Not all states do this, but at 16, where I am from, if you have had your learner's permit for six months and pass the test, you can get a provisional license. With that, you can drive by yourself, but you can only have one extra passenger. After six months of that and after passing the test, you can get an almost complete license. Then the last step is turning 18. But back to the case at point, 15-year-olds should not be allowed to drive. 14-year-olds should DEFINITELY not be allowed to drive. Did I want to drive at 14? Duh! But now I look back and realize that I probably would have killed someone.

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

When I was 15 which was only two years ago this would have been the greatest thing ever but the answer is just no. I'm 17, almost 18, and just passed and it took a lot of listening, hard work and care to be able to do it without injuring someone. Its just silly letting 15 year olds drive, the only thing any of us were concerned about when we were 15 was being cool and that completely disregards rules and safety

1 year ago | Side: No
1 point

no 15 yearold teens should not be able to drive because it encourages hoons and they could hardly see over the steering wheel.plus if they get into trouble they have to come home to that enraged and terafyingly scarey thing that would usualy be their mother.

1 year ago | Side: No
1 point

Hoons?

Also, why wouldn't a 15 year old not be able to see over the steering wheel? Do your kids happen to be dwarfs or midgets?

1 year ago | Side: No
0 points

That's crazy. A 15 year old is not even an legal age. Why should they be able to drive? They are not considered as adults who can take full responsibility so how are they going to be responsible for themselves and the car? They would be still in school and still dependant on their guardians/parents. I believe teens should be able to drive when they are 18 years of age, who are out of school and are considered as an adult. That is absurd to even suggest that a 15 year old should be able to drive. In my eyes, a 15 year old is still a child.

5 years ago | Side: No


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