With the deaths of two wonderful students in the last couple weeks at the hands of inexperienced drivers, 16 and 17 years old, I think it’s time to think about raising the driver age to 18.
We are losing too many precious children because of the inexperience and lack of maturity of these young drivers. It might create a little burden on parents, but I don’t think that burden is worth the death of any child, especially if it happened to be their child. It could be graduated: at 16 drive with parents only and at 17 drive with parents or driver at least 21 years of age until 18. Then they will have the experience and maturity to drive responsibly.
Norman E. Davis