I remember being 16 and I couldn’t wait to get my Massachusetts driver’s license at 16 and a half years old. Now Massachusetts officials are proposing to raise the legal age for a driver’s license.
It seems everytime I watch the news on tv at night there’s a new report about a teenager crashing and wrecking their car. Especially on the car crashes on the Lowell Connector. I’m sure it’s not just because they were only 16 or 17 but the fact that they are young and inexperienced.
When I was 16 I was learning to drive. Back and forth, up and down the driveway of my friend Don’s driveway it basically how we learned to drive in Massachusetts. I went from jumping my bike over trash barrels and a swimming pool to driving legally on the road with other drivers.
I know I wasn’t mature enough to drive on my own. Luckily I hadn’t been able to buy my own car until 18 and I was too nervous to drive recklessly in my mother’s minivan.
Parents should continue to stress the fact that they need to be careful on the road. Not only for themselves but also the other people driving on the road. Raising the legal driving age in Massachusetts might be a good idea.
By the way Fox25 news just did an interview with a guy on TV and he said the vote was delayed once again and that he DOUBTS that Raising the Legal Driving Age in Massachusetts to 17 or 17 and a half will not happen. We’ll see.