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Kris Hall English 111 May 5 2001 Final Draft Driving at 16 What Can Be Done To Save Lives Imagine driving along a nice quiet road enjoying the beautiful scenery Just as you see two deer scampering along the side of the road a red sports car full of 16-year-old teenagers comes flying up behind you They start yelling out the windows and throwing rocks at your car As you begin to get nervous they decide to pass you As the teenagers pull ahead they cut the wheel hard to the right They begin to lose control right in front of you You slam on the brakes praying that you do not hit them It is too late They have come to a dead stop in the middle of the road and the breaks on your car do not have enough time to react You know that you are going to crash and it is all due to the immaturity and irresponsibility of these teenagers Are these young teenagers the type of people that you want to share the road with Most people would say no There are many different measures that can and need to be taken it order to keep these immature and inexperienced 1 6-year-olds off of our roads For millions of American teenagers a small piece of plastic has been an instant ticket to independence--a passport into the world if cruising flirting and hanging McLaughlin 2 The teenagers referred to above are the ones who are most likely to be involved in automobile accidents Sixteen-year-old drivers are more than 20 times as likely to have accidents as is the general population of drivers and 17-year-old drivers are more than 6 times as likely Teenage Driver 987 These statistics prove that the driving laws are too lenient A quote out of a journal article by Richard Keeling says A license to drive is a license to kill This quote is very true
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