Oregons new driving law is going to make a major differenceThe new law changes theages of becoming a fully licensed driver. The new program goes in three steps instead of twolike the current program. It works like this: When a potential driver is 15, he can get his learnerspermit.
He must have a licensed adult with him at all times while driving. When he turns 16, hecan get a license that only allows him to drive during the day and never with any other teenagersin the car when by himself. Then, when he turns 18, he can get a full license. The law isdesigned to foster the development of maturity in teens, , and the new law has workedsuccessfully in other states.
The new driving program is made to fit the maturity level of teens better than the currentone. It gives teens a chance to learn to drive, but during the period of time in a teens life thatcauses, cuts out some of the most major distractions that cause accidents like night driving and when there are other teens in the car. This, many lawmakers believe, should help reduce thenumber of accidents and car-related deaths drastically. Many young drivers, like myself, hope itwill help lower the price of insurance so that we will have a little more money in our pockets forthe future. This is one reason why the new law is going to make driving safer.Another big distraction eliminated with Oregons new driving law is the presence ofother teenagers in the car. Studies have shown that the chance of an accident by a teen driver isgreatly increased with the presence of teen passengers.
The main theory behind that is that teenslike to show off to their piers and in so doing so can kill them because of inexperience or plainstupidity. Many politicians, lawmakers, and drivers hope this will help eliminate a fair amountof the wreckless driving that takes too many peoples lives each year.Another hopeful sign of the new law is that it has already been used in other statesshowing promising results. Car-related teen deaths and accidents dropped a significant amountin other states like Georgia and South Carolina. Many people are looking forward to seeingthose same results here.Many teens dont agree with the new law because they want to get their drivers licensesand take their friends everywhere with them.
They also want to have more independence fromtheir parents. But I think that its time to instate this new law because of helping teens mature intheir driving, helping them concentrate on their driving by eliminating the teen passengers, andby the promising results showed by other states. This new law is supposed to go into effect ofMarch this year I am looking forward to seeing the new driving law put into action here onOregons roads and highways.English