The debate on whether or not the legal driving age should be raised to 18 has been an issue for more than a decade but, as of January 2015, no law has come into effect to make the change. There are various reasons why so... More »

The Chicago Tribune explains that parents are extremely resistant to the idea of raising the minimum driving age to 18, largely due to the fact that one less driver in most American households would mean additional strai... More »

Supporters argue that raising the driving age will cause a reduction in automobile accidents, while opponents argue that doing so will simply create older drivers who are just as inexperienced. Critics of an increased dr... More »

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the minimum age at which a minor can obtain a driver's license is 16 years old, as of 2015. The minor must have previously held a learner's permit issued by eithe... More »

While a car is potentially just as dangerous as consuming alcohol and cigarettes (both of which are restricted to people over the age of 18), raising the legal driving age based on a generalization that younger people do... More »

Many who support lowering the legal driving age will point out that experience and training matter more than age. Those who do not support it point out that the brains of sixteen year old teens are less developed than th... More »

Raising the driving age from 16 to 18 has been debated by parents and lawmakers in the United States. Arguments against raising the driving age include safety, convenience to parents, no reduction in the chance of teens ... More »