By Alyssa Campbell Posted April 16, 2014
Throughout most kids’ preteen years, getting a driver’s license was something that they all look forward to when they finally turned sixteen. It symbolized that you were growing up. Nowadays, a lot more people have not been getting a driver’s license or limiting the amount they drive. Ever since the middle of the last decade, it has been proven that American youth has led to the country’s decline in driving. Getting a driver’s license is a very important part of your life and is not something that you should miss out on.
The freedom gained when you get a driver’s license should be something that you would be excited about achieving and not something you should want to avoid. It would mean that you would not have to rely on anyone else for a ride and you could go or do what you want without having to wait. You won’t even have to walk or ride a bus to and from school anymore. It’s even worse if you have to ride with one of your parents and they have to take you out everywhere. That’s just embarrassing especially if you are sixteen years old and just can’t drive. You can finally go home or go out to lunch every day now.
Though I understand that paying for gas, insurance, and maybe even a car might be a pain, it is something that you will have to do for the rest of your life so you might as well start now. It is understandable that it is hard to pay for a car, but you should not just choose to not get a driver’s license entirely. Even if you are just scared to have to drive by yourself, running away from your problems will not make them go away, and you are going to have to learn sooner or later. You should want to have this freedom in your life and not be scared to have to learn how to drive. Besides getting a driver’s license is a big deal in high school, why would you want to miss out on all the fun?