Many students wait to get their driver’s license instead of taking the test as soon as they are 15 1/2 years old.
Passing the license test is the first step in obtaining a driver’s license, but some students choose to focus on other activities instead.
“I’m almost eligible to get my license, but I don’t think I’m going to rush to get it so quickly. I heard it was a long process, and I have school and other things that are higher on my priority list, ”said Elisa Luo Wimmer, a second year student.
Time-consuming activities such as completing schoolwork have become a priority for some students rather than getting their permits. Some students feel that they don’t have time to start driving lessons, and according to Student stress statistics, about 61% of teens admitted to feeling pressured to get good grades.
“I come home after school and immediately start doing my homework. It’s a lot of work, and I also want to have time to do other things, but it’s hard to keep up, ”said Luo Wimmer.
Another reason teens are slow to get their license is because they know it’s something they can get anytime. Without a deadline, they have carte blanche and they do not have to meet a specific date to take their license exam.
“I was concentrating on football, but now that it’s over I’m just trying to focus on school. Since there is no time or deadline to meet, it doesn’t cause me too much anxiety. I prefer to focus on my schoolwork, where things really have deadlines, ”said Dylan Del Bono, a sophomore.
Most of the students don’t have their license, but for the few who do, they say the process is quick and easy.
“I completed the online license testing process in about four days. I worked on it a few hours a day and tried to limit my distractions. The only thing that took a long time was waiting for the scheduled time to take the test at the DMVsecond year student Anabel Yarovoy said.
Some teens like the independence of having their license and being able to drive on their own. This not only gives them a sense of responsibility, but also allows them to be a decision maker.
“I would say I appreciate the independence of it. I mainly wanted to take the license test in order to have more independence and to drive on my own, ”Yarovoy said.
When teens are licensed, a tremendous burden is taken off them knowing that they are that much closer to being able to drive and getting their license.
“After about a week or two of working for my license, I finally got it. And when I did, it was such a good feeling that I could drive, and I was much closer to getting my license, ”said Arman Agarwal, a junior.