The state of South Dakota has one of the youngest driving ages in the U.S. but now a task force on teen driving safety is recommending some changes.
The task force recommends that young drivers with learner's permits wait longer to be able to drive alone, are restricted from using cell phones while driving, and that a statewide standard for drivers' education courses and instructors be put in place.
Seniors Elise Cumiford and Suheilee Serreno Salas say raising the age a little might not be a bad idea.
"When you're that young you don't really have the experience, but once I was 16… that winter was like the first winter I drove and you learn a lot more about your car so I think starting later is a good idea," said Cumiford.
"Once I actually got on the road by myself it was pretty scary especially with all these crazy drivers," said Serreno Salas.
In South Dakota teens can get their learners' permit when they are 14...
The learner's permit has restrictions such as driving with an adult, but teens can quickly move up to a restricted permit letting them drive alone in the daytime.