By: Stepheny Garfias Ramirez
Do you think it’s a good idea for students to drive to school? Driving can be an exciting milestone for teenagers, but for parents it can bring many worries and concerns. When students start High School one of the big things that excites them is starting to drive. Driving has it’s ups and downs, it can be really dangerous but it can also help you in many ways.
Some students have to start driving because sometimes they don’t have a ride to school and paying for the bus everyday costs too much. Driving can really benefit some students in different ways. Ivanery Jimenez, a Junior at Samueli Academy, said,” I can do more things by myself rather than rely on my mom.”
Driving can teach students how to start managing their time because now it's their responsibility if they get to their destination late. Jazmin Hernandez, a junior, said,”You learn to manage your time because you know you have to get to school on time.”
CDC states that in 2013 teens from ages 16-19 about 2,163 were killed in car crashes. Parents may have some concerns about their children's driving. Car crashes risk are higher when the teens barely get their license. The death rate for males was two times higher than the female in 2013 with passengers from ages 16-19
Driving is a big responsibility because you have to know every single rule of driving in order for you to not have an accident or get stopped by a cop. Some rules include, when you're driving you have to remember that you shouldn't be texting or driving. Another rule is you shouldn't be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. And one thing you shouldn't be doing for any reason is speeding.
Mr. Saba, Head of School at Samueli Academy, said, “I think for students who are going to be responsible about it, it’s a great idea.”
If you are a responsible student and you want to drive, there is no shame in getting behind the wheel. Drive safe!
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