Why do you have to be 18 to drive?
Um, you don't everywhere. In KY and IN, you only have to be 16, and I think somewhere in New England, it's only 15.
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Answer . What State?. Answer . You need to specify the state/province in order to refer to laws in your area.
No. People might argue that there are less accidents the older you are. But this is because the older you are, the longer you've been driving. If the driving age is changed to 18, then it is most likely that 18 year olds will drive like 16 year olds, and 19 year olds like 17 year olds and so on. You…r quality of driving has nothing to do with your age, only your quality of driving education and experience. Highering the driving age would be pointless and it would be inconvenient for many Americans. (MORE)
Answer . The requirements vary from state to state. Check you state's Secretary of State or Department of Motor Vehicles web site for the applicable state for the rules there.
i don't think it should be lowered because driving isn't like drinking or drugs . its a daily need in life. why would someone want to increase the drivingg age? that's just really stupid! =0 i would really love for it to be lowered to about 14/15!
PROS- . As teenagers get older, they mature, and the hormones in their bodies settle, which truly allows them to think better.. The number of teenagers killed from driving under 18 was more than the number of soldiers killed in Iraq in the war!!. Research in several countries has shown not only …that the younger people are when they start to drive the higher the chances of having a serious or fatal crash within the first year of driving, but also that a young person's brain is not fully developed until after the teenage years have passed, and that this, in turn, also reduces a young person's abilities as a safe driver.. CONS- . When you take your drivers test you are to be supervised by a parent when you get your permit and when you are 18 you have the choice to live alone and you won't be able to have that supervision that you need by a parent.. When you are 16 you are trying to find a job and if you don't have a car you won't be able to get to that job. And yes people say that people have parents but your parents have a job or a life that they need to live so they might not be able to get you there. So there goes that job.. More people will be taken for 21 and can get drunk and then they might drive and kill someone. More people who are under 18 might want to drive right now, so they drive without getting their licenses.. Some kids get a bus ride to school and they don't have parents who can drive them so they need the car.. PROS- . As teenagers get older, they mature, and the hormones in their bodies settle, which truly allows them to think better.. The number of teenagers killed from driving under 18 was more than the number of soldiers killed in Iraq in the war!!. Research in several countries has shown not only that the younger people are when they start to drive the higher the chances of having a serious or fatal crash within the first year of driving, but also that a young person's brain is not fully developed until after the teenage years have passed, and that this, in turn, also reduces a young person's abilities as a safe driver.. CONS- . When you take your drivers test you are to be supervised by a parent when you get your permit and when you are 18 you have the choice to live alone and you won't be able to have that supervision that you need by a parent.. When you are 16 you are trying to find a job and if you don't have a car you won't be able to get to that job. And yes people say that people have parents but your parents have a job or a life that they need to live so they might not be able to get you there. So there goes that job.. More people will be taken for 21 and can get drunk and then they might drive and kill someone. More people who are under 18 might want to drive right now, so they drive without getting their licenses.. Some kids get a bus ride to school and they don't have parents who can drive them so they need the car. (MORE)
One reason why it is better for teens to drive after the age of 18is because they are usually at least a little more mature. Thishopefully causes them to make better decisions.
Dependes on witch state you are located in. laws change so quickly that i sugest cunsulting the dmv on that one.
Human life is precious and we must do everything reasonable to prevent deaths. Raising the driving age will cut the number of accidents on the roads. Teenage drivers are much more likely to have accidents than older drivers. In the USA there were over 30 000 deaths in crashes involving 15-17 year o…ld drivers between 1995 and 2004. Raising the driving age by a year or two will greatly reduce these accidents and deaths. Few countries think 16 and 17 year olds are grown up enough to vote, drink alcohol or smoke. Yet most allow them to get behind the wheel of a car, even though it is a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands. Society usually sees 18 as the age at which young people become adults. Shouldn't driving be one of the privileges ad responsibilities of adulthood? Teenage drivers are particularly dangerous, so delaying when they get a license will make the roads much safer for everyone. Young people (especially boys) have a different attitude to driving compared to older ones. For example, they can be fearless and thrill-seeking, taking risks that older drivers would not do. They see good driving as about being able to control their car at high speeds. They are also more influenced by peer pressure and more competitive, both of which make risky behavior more likely. Raising the driving age will mean that fewer cars will be driven. Having fewer vehicles on the road (maybe 2% less) will benefit society as a whole. Firstly, it will reduce overcrowding on the roads, easing congestion and allowing the remaining traffic to flow more freely. Secondly cars are a major source of pollution and especially pump out a lot of carbon which contributes to climate change. Any measure which reduces car use should therefore be supported. Over the past ten years many countries and most US states have already brought in graduated driver licensing (GDL). This means that new drivers have to go through two or more stages of restrictions before they earn a full license. Figures show that GDL has helped to reduce accidents and deaths, but these are still too high. Where GDL works it is because young drivers cannot go solo (without an older adult driver in the car with them) for 12 months after they start. So in effect, GDL is really raising the legal driving age by a year already and that is why accident rates are down. But adding another year or two to this actual solo driving age would cut deaths even more. And GDL on its own is weak because it is hard to check that its rules about accompanied driving are being followed. It would be best to have GDL and a higher driving age. Raising the driving age would also help us tackle obesity. Lack of exercise is a major reason why many people are hugely overweight. Obesity leads to ill health for the individual, and society suffers through higher taxes to pay for the extra healthcare spending, as well as from lower economic output. Many teens are obese and raising the driving age would force them to walk instead of riding, giving them much-needed exercise. 16-18 is also a time when people develop habits that will stick with them for life. This means that raising the driving age will have a wider impact as people will grow up less dependent on their cars. (MORE)
By the way this is California state law. It states,"Once youreceive your license you have to wait a year(or until you turn 18)to drive 11PM-5AM/drive minors with out a 25 aged licensed driver."The "or until you turn 18" is the same as waiting a year. So if youhave your license, and you're 18, you ca…n drive between 11PM-5AMand the best part, driving around other people under 20 akafriends/family/minors. (MORE)
No. Someone 21 years of age or older with a valid drivers license needs to be in the passanger seat at all times while you have a Maryland Learner's Permit.
No. You can't operate a motor vehicle on public roads unless you have a current learners permit (then only with an adult), or with a valid drivers license.
As long as u have the appropriate license (a motorcycle license) you can drive a bike with as many CCs as u want...and anything else that isn't on roads.
1) Crank the engine.. 2) Release the brakes.. 3) Put in gear, and take off.. 4) Stop.. 5) Set brakes.. 6) Kill the engine.
they are still thinking about it but are unsure. But i have a feeling they will like next year cause the statistics show that the older you are, the less accidents there are. :(
I am so against raising the driving age. That's not fair to others who have to wait and others got there when they were 16. Raising the driving age will not really prevent accidents , you can be any age and still be in an accident. Elders that are and certain age should not be able to drive because …they not able to see and hear as well when they were younger. When your 16 , you have to get to work and to school , our parents cant drive us around for ever! We need to take responsibility right now than later. Everyone will should not have to wait because of whats others did. (MORE)
Yes, you can, but it will use a lot of gas and money.. Yes, you can, but it will use a lot of gas and money.. Yes, you can, but it will use a lot of gas and money.
For most states, yes, but some states have a weird rule reguarding that, so you would have to check with your local department of transportation.
I'm sure it depends on the state, but in most states, if you have a permit, you can drive with any licensed driver.
Yes, but you can only drive on a regular service where the route doesn't exceed 50 km
People might argue that there are less accidents the older you are. But this is because the older you are, the longer you've been driving. If the driving age is changed to 18, then 18 year olds will drive like 16 year olds, and 19 year olds like 17 year olds and so on. Your quality of driving has no…thing to do with your age, only your quality of driving education and experience. Highering the driving age would be pointless and it would be inconvenient for many Americans. (MORE)
This is something you need proper training to learn. If you really want to learn how, go to a driving school - it's not something which you can be feasibly taught by reading about it.
16 for a farm tractor, 17 for a car and 21 for a lorry or truck (same thing)
you can get one for like 30-60 dollars depending where you live. i live in New Hampshire and you have to get drivers ed if you between 16-17 years of age. if you are 18, no drivers ed is required to get it. the only thing if you are 18+ is money
You can indeed drive alone if you are 18 and have a permitt... but at the age of 18 you should definitely have you drivers license. ] ==
Depends on your state. All states require a driver on a learner's permit to be supervised by a fully licenced driver. Some states require that licenced driver to be 18, and some states require them to be 21.
when you get your licence you are allowed as many people as the amount of seats eg: 5 seats mean 5 people
I'm unsure of which state you are referring, but in PA a learners permit driver can only drive with individuals 21 years of age or older. The following link explains PA's permit restrictions in detail. http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/fact_sheets/pub195us.pdf
It depends on which state you reside in. For example , in TN , once you turn 18 , you can go take your permit test. If you pass that when you take it , they give you the option to proceed directly ahead to the road test.
If you have your L you have to have an adult with 10 years driving experience in the car with you regardless of your age. If you have your N, you can drive alone but you have a passenger limit/restriction.
You're asking for an opinion, so here's mine. Personally, I don't think it makes much difference. In my experience, the average 18 year-old is every bit as reckless and irresponsible as the average 16 year-old. At least, as it is now, an 18 year-old - who would be faced with long periods of driving,… a daily commute to qand from work, etc will at least have SOME driving experience, even though it doesn't necessarily mean they're prone to drive responsibly. (MORE)
no! teens are too busy these days for there parents to have to be driving them around anywhere!if they raised the age,the new age would be just as unexperienced as the others! yes! a lot of teenagers are hurt in car accidents so why should there be more! i say no more 16 year old drivers and lets ra…ise it to 18! (MORE)
No. You must get your license or have someone with at least 5 years of driving experience in the car with you.
I found: http://bicycletutor.com/adjust-rear-derailleur/ It is specific for Derailleur (I was looking for Free Spirit's TORKDRIVE SYSTEM - 18 SPEED)
It depends on how fast you are moving. If you are going 65 mph, the actual driving time at that speed (not including speed changes, stops or delays) would be: 16 minutes 36 seconds.
There are many things you could say but I'll start off as it's a big part to teenagers to get their license. Many teenagers look forward to getting their license and it makes them feel closer to adulthood. Along with that, it's a part of growing up and getting more responsible. Taking driving away m…ay make them act more frustrated and immature. Another point is that it get's you places and you don't have to rely on your parents. There are several things this can apply to. For instance needing to go to work, or taking younger siblings places. Your parents aren't always open to take you and siblings places all the time. Also if you go to a friends house or you want to travel or go somewhere, your parents have to fit it into their schedule. Keeping the age at 16 makes you able to do more things you want/need to do and even helps your parents out. My last point is that they have just as much experience. At 18 you are still just as scared and inexperienced. They say that there are more accidents at younger ages but that's not because of the age, its because of inexperience, and you'll be just as inexperienced at 18. Also, just because there are some reckless, careless drivers at younger ages doesn't mean they're all like that and shouldn't be applied to that whole age group. (MORE)
It didn't. Currently (4/29/12) you must be 15 for a learner's permit, 16 for a restricted license, and 17 for unrestricted.
Yes, but you'd still be required to have a licenced driver 21 years of age or older present.
At a minimum, a Class C Commercial Drivers Licence with Passenger endorsement and no air brake restriction (if the vehicle is equipped with air brakes). If the vehicle has a GVWR of over 26,000 lbs (which is a bit unlikely with an 18 passenger vehicle), then a Class B CDL would be required, again wi…th the Passenger endorsement and without a restriction on air brakes, if the vehicle were so equipped. (MORE)
That's the class of licence you're required to have in order to drive an 18 wheeler...
No, you cannot. You cannot obtain a CDL (or state equivalent for vehicles of that class which are exempt from CDL requirements, such as registered farm vehicles) until you turn 18. Even then, it's very restrictive - you'd only be permitted to operate a commercial vehicle within the boundaries of you…r home state. To be able to transport interstate commerce, and/or obtain a hazardous materials endorsement, you must be 21. On top of that, most companies require prospective employees to be at least 23 years of age. (MORE)
You can obtain a CDL at 18. However, this would only be valid in the state of issue, and you would not be permitted to operate a CMV outside of the state issuing the licence. In order to do interstate transport, you must be at least 21 years of age.
You are allowed to drive someone under the age of 18 after having your license for 4 months.
the driving age has been changed to 18 because people were driving when they were 16 and getting tickets so often
Many believe the driving age shouldn't be raised to 18 because it will restrict younger adults. Many use it as a means to get to work or school when their parents are unavailable.
You must be 18 to receive a CDL, but 21 to be able to drive acrossstate lines or get a hazmat endorsement.
because u wont have to take drivers ED so insted u can just save the money for ur collage fund etc.
Same as it is with cars.. in countries which drive on the rightside of the road (USA, Canada, Mexico, all of mainland Europe,etc.), the steering wheel is placed on the left side of thevehicle. In countries where they drive on the left side of the road(United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Zimbabwe,… Australia, NewZealand, Japan, Jamaica, etc.), the steering wheel is placed on theright side of the vehicle. (MORE)
Assuming the question is seeking the time it would take to travel 18 miles at 35mph, then the answer is as follows. distance/speed = time 18 miles/(35 miles/hour) = x hours Solving for x, we get about 0.514 hours, or 30 minutes, and 51 seconds.
It affects Us by being not safe on the streets but not just us evenour kids and the people around us. This will affect our wholecommunity. so on my way of thinking driving under age should stopimmediately .
The danger of driving under 18 is the one driving is still not anadult yet, so he will not think wisely. If thats happen accidentsand deaths comes to the end. And they can kill their self and otherinnocent people around them.