TheToyMaker wrote:dude americans can drive at 16 period.
Yet we in the UK can drink at 18. Period. What about you? Whats that? 21? But you can go to war with another country and die for it at 18? Hmm....
i am unaware of a state that doesnt allow at least a restricted license at 16, and in virginia we can get a permit at 15 and 6 months. at 16 if you dont have any points(earned by speeding violations, car crashes, etc.) you automatically get your less restricted license, i.e. you can have other ppl in the car other than your parent, but only one passenger under 18, and then at 18 you get an unrestricted one. For people under 21 the licenses say "under 21 until <insert holder's 21st birthday>" but no color coding.
Well, lets see. Connecticut has 16.5 years minimum age for *any* licence. They have no restricted licence scheme. Indiana is 16 years and one month exact; no restricted licences. New Jersey limits drivers to a restricted licence at 16, at 17 you have a less restricted licence, and at 18 you get your full licence. New York is nearly identical, but you can get a full licence at 17 if you take drivers ed.
Thus you're technically incorrect by saying the legal age is 16 period, as 16.5 certinally isn't equal to 16.
As noted above, however, other countries enjoy freedom of other restricted items at a younger age.