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gopaloo

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#1 13 years ago

This is a topic that has really bothered me for some time. In New Jersey, where i live, there is talk of moving the age limit for driving up to 18. This means at 18, you get your restricted license, and at 17, you get your permit. This effects me greatly. When I start college in about 3 years, I won't be able to drive without an adult, and I find that ridulous. Anyone agree? And also, what is the driving age in your states?




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#2 13 years ago

It's 17 here in Ireland, but car insurance is so expensive for drivers at that age that most people don't bother until they're older.




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#3 13 years ago

In my "state" the age requirement is 18, you are not allowed to drive before then. Its not a big deal, the Netherlands has a well developed public transportation system, and travel for students is free.




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#4 13 years ago
In my "state" the age requirement is 18, you are not allowed to drive before then. Its not a big deal, the Netherlands has a well developed public transportation system, and travel for students is free.

I guess it works out for you then. :). the thing is that travel for students costs exactly $1.10 per trip. Going and coming back is $2.20...so instead of doing that, i have to walk every day. 3 miles isn't really too bad, but it takes me an hour and a half (with books, mind you) to get to school.




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#5 13 years ago

it's 18 here and i'm happy with that.




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#6 13 years ago

More than glad people under 18 are not allowed to drive here.




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#7 13 years ago

I think people under 20 and people over 65 shouldn't be allowed behind the wheel of anything but a bicycle, moped, or a motorized cart, but I'm rather strict, I guess.




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#8 13 years ago

In America, most states have it at 16. I am a responsble person (currently taking drivers ed) and I can tell I will get the hang of driving easily. Unfortunately, it is not me alone on the road, because for every good person there are ten idiots. In the Netherlands (and most of Europe) they DO have a far better system. Drivers ed is ten times harder, you get it when you are eighteen, public transportation/biking is way easier anyway (I can bike from one end of the city to another in 30 minutes, bikes come standard with locks and "snelbinders" which are elastic cords used for securing stuff and there are bike lanes and racks everywhere). Also, the highway system in Europe is way better. So basically, I enjoy being able to drive young because I know I'm responsible, but am wary of the other idiots I'll be sharing the road with. However, due to distances people in Europe don't have to deal with, it is pretty necessary, even though the system is largely over-complicated and stupid.




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#9 13 years ago

16 doesn't give you full driving priveleges though. You can drive, but not on highways and not before 6:00 A.M. and after 11:00 P.M. I like it being 17 because most people that go to college are either 17 or 18, and at that time, you should be able to drive a car.




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#10 13 years ago
[color=darkred]16 doesn't give you full driving priveleges though. You can drive, but not on highways and not before 6:00 A.M. and after 11:00 P.M. I like it being 17 because most people that go to college are either 17 or 18, and at that time, you should be able to drive a car.[/color]

thats true, but what would i have to do now? I'm gonna be a sophmore. Am I supposed to take drivers ED this year, and then wait an extra year, so i can just forget the info, and take it again?