• Christina Merrick

Why We Should Have The Right To Drive A Car At 12 Years Old

I think that we should be able to get our licence at twelve -years old. In my opinion, the government should let us get a licence at the age of twelve. Though it sounds crazy, I think the Earth would be a better place.

To get a license at twelve could be helpful for a lot of people. Scientists say that around thirty thousand kids in the world catch a bus every day. That is a lot of kids! Lots of kids equal a lot of bus drivers. Being a bus driver is probably not the best job, bus drivers are normally just doing it because it’s a job of the world. They don’t really enjoy it, from my perspective. So if we had our own cars, bus drivers could be relaxing out at their own places. It can also help the world population decrease. The more car crashes, the fewer people. Not trying to be cruel, but imagine the world population. There would be way less people roaming the streets of the world.

It would also be beneficial for the environment, if we could get a license at twelve. You must have seen an enormous, colossal, gigantic buses carrying about fifty or more people? You may not see it, but when a bus moves heaps of smoke and chemicals come out. That is not good for the environment. The environmental impact of transport is significant because transport is a major user of energy, and burns most of the world's petroleum. Petroleum is a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons which is present in suitable rock strata and can be extracted and refined to produce fuels including petrol, paraffin, and diesel. What I’m trying to say is that if we had no buses, and if twelve-year olds old could drive cars our environment would not have as many polluted areas.

Parents would have a lot more time to work if we got a license at twelve. Your parents cut out a lot of their time for you. Some of that time is driving you to school. They would definitely prefer if we could drive ourselves to school, so they can finish off work or drive themselves to their work, so they can get to work earlier. Some kids don’t get to go home till 6:00 pm because they’re at after school care or something like that. Many kids don’t like after school care, they probably just want to go home and watch TV. But they can’t, because they can’t drive themselves to their house so they have to wait until their parents come, I’m  basically saying that it would be a lot more helpful to parents if we drive ourselves to school or didn’t need to be picked up at 6:00pm.

In conclusion, I think twelve-year-olds should have the right to be able to get a license. It will be easier for parents, kids, bus drivers and adults. It will help the environment, and make the world a better place.

- R Hamilton


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