# Logical Reasoning - Analyzing Arguments

Exercise : Analyzing Arguments - Type 6
Directions to Solve

Quinn: Our state is considering raising the age at which a person can get a driver's license to eighteen. This is unfair because the age has been sixteen for many years and sixteen-year-olds today are no less responsible than their parents and grandparents were at sixteen.Many young people today who are fourteen and fifteen years old are preparing to receive their licenses by driving with a learner's permit and a licensed driver, usually one of their parents. It would not be fair to suddenly say they have to wait two more years.

Dakota: It is true that people have been allowed to receive a drivers license at sixteen for generations. However, in recent years, the increase in traffic means drivers face more dangers than ever and must be ready to respond to a variety of situations. The fact that schools can no longer afford to teach drivers education results in too many young drivers who are not prepared to face the traffic conditions of today.

1.
What is the point at issue between Quinn and Dakota?
whether sixteen-year-olds should be required to take drivers education before being issued a license
whether schools ought to provide drivers education to fourteen- and fifteen-year-old students
whether the standards for issuing drivers licenses should become more stringent
whether sixteen-year-olds are prepared to drive in today's traffic conditions
whether parents are able to do a good job teaching their children to drive
Explanation:
The speakers support their arguments in different ways, but both are concerned with whether sixteen-year-olds should continue to be allowed to receive drivers licenses.

2.
On what does Quinn rely in making her argument?
statistics
emotion
fairness
anecdotes
actualities