Is 16 a good age to drive?
We know the human brain doesn’t fully mature until 25 and studies show 16 and 17 year-olds are much more likely to crash than 18 year-olds. So, at first glance, it seems better to wait until teens are older to begin driving. That’s why 16 is really the best age for teens to learn to drive.
How long can you drive around with an expired license?
Grace period of 60 days granted after the expiration of license for purpose of renewal, and license is valid during this period. Renewal of license may occur from 60 days (effective August 1, 2016, 180 days) prior to expiration to 3 years after date; afterwards, applicant required to take and pass examination.
Should I let my 16 year old drive with friends?
Passengers Can Be Deadly. A recent study found that risky behaviors among 16 and 17 year old drivers who were involved in fatal crashes increased when there were teen passengers in the car.
Why are elderly drivers dangerous?
Older drivers, particularly those aged 75+, have higher crash death rates than middle-aged drivers (aged 35-54). Higher crash death rates among this age group are primarily due to increased vulnerability to injury in a crash. Across all age groups, males have substantially higher death rates than females.
Why Should 16-year-olds be allowed to drive?
To a teenager, obtaining a driver’s license is a big milestone as it means more independence and freedom. 1 in 5 of 16-year-old drivers has an accident within their first year of driving. 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age. 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving.
Should an 80 year old be driving?
While old age alone is not a reason to stop driving, age-related physical and cognitive challenges such as slower reflexes or vision troubles can make driving difficult — even dangerous — especially past age 80 or beyond. Recognizing the signs that an aging loved one is no longer able to drive safely is crucial.
How long does it take for the DVLA to return your Licence?
within 3 weeks
Should 16-year-olds drive pros and cons?
Pros & Cons of Driving at the Age of 16
- Pro: Increased Independence. Prior to getting their driver’s license, teenagers must rely on their parents or older siblings to drive them to school, work, sporting events or social activities.
- Cons: Lack of Experience.
- Pro: More Time to Gain Experience.
- Pro: Increased Responsibility.