Should First-Year students be allowed to have cars on campus?
First year students should be allowed to have cars on campus.
- Many students live off-campus and commute to school, and because of this, it is much easier for them to drive to school.
- Most first year students can already drive legally, since the legal driving age is 16.
- Students sometimes need to go off campus, and many buses only come every 30-40 minutes, so it would save time for them to drive themselves to where they need to go.
- About 30,000 of students at Ohio State commute to school, out of a student body size of 66,000 (Eshun).
- 87% of drivers obtain their license at the age of 16 (U.S. Department of Transportation).
- Eshun, D. (2019, February 7). Commuting brings different experience to Ohio State students. Retrieved October 16, 2019, from https://www.thelantern.com/2019/02/commuting-brings-different-experience-to-ohio-state-students/.
- Highway Finance Data Collection. (n.d.). Retrieved October 16, 2019, from https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/pubs/hf/pl11028/chapter4.cfm.
- According to this infographic, at public 4-year universities such as Ohio State, an average of over 30 percent of first-year students commute to campus.
- Robert. (2018, May 29). A Look at College Students’ Living Arrangements. Retrieved October 16, 2019, from https://robertkelchen.com/2018/05/28/a-look-at-college-students-living-arrangements/.