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Anna Quindlens Driving to the Funeral first appeared in themagazine Newsweek in 2007 In this essay Quindlen aims to convince her readers that weshould lower the drinking age and raise the driving age Depending on what state you live in thedriving age begins at 16 17 or 18 When teenagers turn one of these ages they expect to start drivingthat instant Parents at the time feel relieved that their children can start shuttling themselvesaround moms do not have to drop them off at school pick them up take them to the movies or sportspractice any longer After reading this essay I was shocked by the amount of teenage caraccidents that are not alcohol related but simply from speeding and having passengers in thecar with them After a close analysis of the No 1 death rate among teenagers it revealscontradictions between the articles call for raising the driving age and lowering the drinkingage Descriptions statistics and comparisons are methods that are used to create a powerfulpersuasive essayIn the essay Driving to the Funeral the writer discusses how everyteenager experiences the same things throughout high school We all take theSATs study for exams go to prom and for some unfortunately attend funerals Driving in highschool appears to be both an advantage for the child and the parent Teenagers feel moreresponsible being able to drive while parents are glad not leave work early to pick their kids up andshuttle them around town after a hard days of work However is losing a child at such a youngage better then having to take off of work earlier to drop them off at practice Quindlens mainpoint in this essay is to raise the driving age she wants her readers to try and get togetherwith the government to raise the legal driving age like some states already have In the introduction Quindlen begins her essay with a description
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