Originally Posted by Earth Rider
It seems like your argument is more with the wording I used than the actual point I was making. Teenagers are not equipped to make decisions as well as adults. Research on brain development shows this, car insurance rates show this. That's all I was saying.
What decisions are you referring to? Deciding to white-line or zip through traffic at 100mph? Drive drunk? Or just decide what they want to be when they grow up or how to break up with a girlfriend in person instead of a text? I argue there are plenty of rational, responsible teenagers out there, are you seriously arguing there aren't? You don't need to be an adult to be aware of your actions having serious consequences, I really don't think it takes car insurance or brain surgeons to see this.
I'm yet to see a study showing teenagers are incapable of riding a motorcycle safely. Plenty have lived, it isn't all luck.