Kids face signs that prohibit skateboarding and riding bikes in most places. Kids are riding their bikes and skateboards in the street and there are laws against that. There also laws against riding on the sidewalk and many people complain about kids who are going too fast and don’t want to stop for anything. Pedestrians get hit by bikes on the small sidewalk and people in cars hit kids on bikes who ride in the street and don’t care. But this would be solved if the age for getting your license was lowered.
It would also be safer if kids could drive because kids are always getting hit by cars because they have to ride in the street. The sidewalk is filled with walking pedestrians and other people on bikes. There are bike lanes that bicyclist can ride in but they are not everywhere that kids want to go. When you ride a bike you are required to wear a helmet but in a car it is a lot safer because there are seat belts and air bags and the frame of the car to protect the body. Kids who walk can easily get abducted or hit by other kids on bikes.
Some people say that it’s not a good idea. They say that a 12 year old is still a kid. They don’t have the size or mental skills to drive a car. Kids have to know that cars are not toys, they can’t do everything a bike or skateboard can do. Another way to look at the problem is that kids have to take driving seriously and not try to race other cars all the time and follow the law. Drunk driving wouldn’t be a problem with kids because they can’t drink alcohol anyway. Some 12 year olds are not big enough to drive a car; they couldn’t reach the pedals or see over the dashboard. Would kids be able to pay for gas or insurance without any jobs? All this is why 12 year olds shouldn’t be able to drive car at their age.
It may not be a good idea for kids to drive, but in my opinion the age for driving should be lowered. A car is a lot safer than a bike or skateboard. A car is faster than bike or skateboard the kids can get where they need to go. In conclusion I think that the age for driving should be lowered to 12 years old. Kids need transportation!