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Exposition Essay on Driving Age in Australia

  • Submitted by: sarasarai
  • on August 5, 2015
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,759 words

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This exposition essay will demonstrate the reasons supporting the minimum age of driving to be raised to 18. In this essay there will be 3 arguments that indicate the reasons for rising the driving age; which are peer pressure, immaturity and lack of experience by using secondary sources such as internet articles and primary sources such as an interview with an psychologist who is Dr J. William on 20th of July. As it will be discussed in the essay these reasons can have many negative effects and serious consequences on young people driving. Moreover there will be a drawn conclusion to the issue after doing this investigation. As the conclusion of this essay is my personal point of view to the issue, so the focus question of this exposition essay will be finally answered based on the finding of this essay.


Currently in Australia, young people can get their driving license after turning 16. Apart from all the benefits of getting driving license in the young age there are many good reasons which support raising the minimum driving age to 18 such as: peer pressure, immaturity, and lack of experience.   Therefore the minimum age of driving should be raised to 18.

These days, peer pressure has been an issue and has raised a lot of negative impact into the driving performance. According to Dr J. William   “most of young people are not able to resist peer pressure as well as older drivers.” The reason for this is that ultimately young drivers are not as mature as older drivers. In some cases they want to act cool in front of their friends so they end up driving under the effect of alcohol or over the speed limit. Also they are really interested in taking risks. These issues can really affect young people’s driving attitude. According to researches done by Australian driving council , “teenagers are ill-equipped to handle the complexities of driving, particularly when distracted.” On the other hand...

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