Undeveloped Brains - Official!
Eighteen-year-olds are now entitled to take on jobs as
Ironically, in the same week that it
was announced that Britain was getting teenage politicians, it was also revealed
that young drivers should not be allowed to drive cars until they are
New Zealand researchers claim that the
undeveloped brains of teenagers make them more dangerous on the roads. The lack
of brain development is, it seems, a common crash risk factor in younger
The frontal lobe of the brain - the part which controls
emotion, risk taking and decision making - does not mature fully until the age
As a result teenagers are more prone to be excitable and
impulsive. And more likely to take dangerous risks and make bad
And now we have teenage politicians.
Even more likely
than the others to make bad judgements and take dangerous
Copyright Vernon Coleman May 2007