In today's world driving is considered a right, but in fact as I have found out it is a big privilege and one with many consequences. Fatalities due to driving rose from 105 in 1995 to 181 in 1999 by now the total will be almost 250 deaths in one year. That is almost one person a day. Drivers must have a lot of maturity in order to accept the enormous responsibility of having a license. In order to operate a car one must take responsibility for their car, their passengers, pedestrians, and themselves. Driving is something that can only be done by mature, responsible individuals. Safe driving consists of obeying all traffic laws, always being aware, and never taking your eyes off the road. I now know the consequences of only a split second head turn can turn into one of the worst experiences of my life. I received many consequences because of my carelessness. My parents took my license, my car was damaged severely, and trust was lost between my parents and I. .
People who think driving is a right are extremely mistaken. Driving is one of the biggest privileges in a person's life. Driving allows a person to travel to any place that they want to. Although driving may be a right to some people, it does not mean that everybody deserves a license. There are many grown adults who do not deserve a license because it is just abused by them. People who deserve a license should be very qualified and be thought of as very privileged to have a license to a deadly weapon. Almost 200 people die each year from road related tragedies. Since driving is so dangerous it could only be described as a privilege from your state.
Drivers must be very mature in order to drive. When an immature person gets behind the wheel it is unpredictable about what will happen while that person is driving. Immature drivers would not be able to recognize dangerous situations that always happen while driving. Immature drivers would most likely panic and freeze or make a move that could worsen the situation.