“Should people under 18 be subjected to legal curfews or restricted driving privileges? ” Most teenagers consider their driver’s license as their ticket to independence. With a driver’s license, minors are able to drive themselves around whether it’d be to school, work, or other activities. A driver’s license for a minor could also mean, tragic car accidents, night out at drinking parties with friends, vandalism, drug use, gang violence, and trespassing. The question we ask ourselves is, whether people under 18 be subjected to legal curfews or restricted driving privileges?
Minors or those under the age of eighteen should be subjected to legal curfews and should have restrictions on their driving privileges. Are our young people ready and do they have enough experience to be put behind a wheel? Are having curfews in place a good and reasonable policy? Minors are at an age where they aren’t mature enough to be let out at night, and they are not experienced enough to be driving a vehicle. Most parents believe that it is up to them whether they would allow their children to stay out late at night.
After reading an article on the website regarding curfews, one police captain quoted that a vast majority of problems and criminal activity occur because parents do not supervise their children well enough and most of these kids are allowed by parents to stay out late. Even in our small territory, we see teenagers on most nights hanging out in front of stores, socializing at fast food restaurants or theaters, and just riding around in their cars. According to records provided by Public Safety, just being out late, a minor can become a victim of criminal activities.
Our adolescence is a period of many milestones. One of the most anticipated and exciting milestones for teenagers is represented by a simple plastic card: the driver’s license. Yet too often, the thrill of those first driving sessions transforms into tragedy. Accident and fatality rates for teenage drivers far outpace those of any other age group (Branche, Feldman, and Williams 146). Does society ...
It is known that the greatest risk of traffic crashes is among teenage drivers. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of deaths for teenagers across the United States. After doing some research on this subject, California Department of Motor Vehicles showed that the traffic accident rates for 16- to 19-year old drivers are higher than those for any other age group. Minors should have restricted driving privileges because if we have these restrictions, we can save a life everyday. ERRORS: 1. Error of Biased consideration of Evidence-Seeking evidence that conforms your bias and ignoring evidence that challenges it.
I strongly believe that minors should be subjected to driving privileges and curfews. With that being said, I seeked out evidence that was confirmed to my bias instead of looking at other reasons for this controversial issue/argument. 2. Hasty Conclusions: A premature judgment—that is, a judgment made without sufficient evidence. An opinion from one officer as well as records locally is not sufficient enough to make such a conclusion that teenagers are the reason for criminal activities at night and for traffic accidents.
Most of the accidents are caused by drivers who are adults. Not all teens are criminals and not all teens are dangerous behind the wheel. 3. Mistaken Authority: check to be sure that all the sources you cite as authorities possess expertise in the particular subject you are writing or speaking about. Legal curfews and driving privileges of minors is an issue that needs to be researched more and using information from sources such as an officer’s view and a state department is not reasonable enough to call this a sound argument. 4.
Poverty of aspect: Limiting one’s perspective on issues; having tunnel vision. On this issue, I thought about the lives of innocent teenagers . I want teens to live a long life and be able to see the world. Because of this, I focused more on why I believe curfew laws should be enacted and why driving should be restricted for minors. Reasoning errors for this controversial issue can be avoided by more research and citing more sources regarding minors and whether or not having these laws and taking away their driving privileges will bring about a change. References:
In Cambodia, economic growth and urbanization have prompted people to migrate to the crowded capital, where a surfeit of automobiles, lax enforcement of traffic laws, and scant understanding of road safety take their toll. On average, 4. 7 people die in accidents each day. Traffic accidents tend to affect vulnerable Cambodians, many of whom are poor. About 90 percent of crash victims ride vehicles ...