Changing the age of driving from 17 to 18 because we don’t know WTF we’re doing.

Here in the UK, it has been proposed that the legal age of driving is changed from 17 to 18 to reduce the number of accidents and deaths caused by inexperienced drivers.

WHAT?!?!?! How does that make sense?  By moving the age from 17 to 18 is only moving the inexperience to a different age!

If a person learns to drive at 40, they will be just as inexperienced as a 17 year old that has just started to learn to drive. Neither have ANY experience. Age has nothing to do with it. Sure, they’ll have more life experience, but life experience doesn’t give you better road experience or better reactions. In fact, it would have the opposite effect. Surely the younger you can get someone learning, the more time they have to gain experience?!?!

Surely common sense will prevail.

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