I just don't understand how some of you think you have the right to tell other people that they shouldn't be allowed to drive at certain times because of some statistics you found.
I completely, 100% agree that teen drivers are most likely to get into accidents. But your taking this statistic and using it to make claims that are not necessarily true or proven by this fact. Just because teens have the most accidents, it does not mean that that is a direct result of their age. Perhaps, in the more likely scenario, it is because they are inexperienced drivers. It does not matter what age someone is, when they first learn to drive, obviously they are generally not going to be as good as someoneone who has been driving for 40 years.
But it doesn't stop there, many people believe that by curtailing the hours in which a teenager can drive and the number of kids in the car, accidents will be reduced. Personally, I can't see this being the outcome. The more hours that kids drive, the more experience they will have. There will always be new drivers and some of them will always have accidents. By allowing teenagers to drive at night, they are going to gain experience driving at night which will in turn help them drive during the day.
Even so, you can't just say that just because teenagers get into accidents more frequently than adults, the number of accidents will be reduced when teenagers are given restricted licenses.
Instead, personally, I advocate for a much earlier age in which permits (you can only drive with your parents) are given out, a lot more difficult driving tests, incredibly harsh drunk driving laws (assuming the driver is over the legal limit), and a greater 'loss of license' incidents after accidents.
I also think a limit on the # of people in the car is BS. Having extra people in the car hardly effects someone's ability to drive. Instead it causes teenagers to DD less, makes the police a ton of money, and makes teenagers choose between breaking the law and breaking friendships