My son is 14. This being said, he is already talking about driving in a couple years. Perhaps I'm just an over-protective mom, but I really don't feel 16 yr olds are mature enough to drive. I have told him that he may wait until he's 17 to actually get his license so he can drive with his permit for an entire year. This doesn't fly with him, but I still would feel safer to do this. There have been so many horrible wrecks in my area that involved young 16 yr old drivers that I just don't feel comfortable in letting my son out on the road by himself at such a young age. What do you all think about this? If I had my choice the driving age would be raised another year for everyone.