Car is still king?

The studies continue to show that young people are not getting their driver’s licenses like they did in the past. Another new study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, as reported in Transportation Nation, says the number of 16-year-olds in 2008 getting licenses was 31%. In 2010 that number fell to 28%. The percentage fell 5% for 18-year-olds.

The three main reasons for this according to the author of the story:

1. Electronic communication reduces the need for human contact.

2. The bad economy has made it difficult for teens to buy and maintain a vehicle.

3. More young people are moving to cities with public transportation.

Car is still king around here.



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