Saturday, February 13, 2016
19 Year Olds with Driver License Dropped by One Third 1983-2014
U.S. driving mania clearly ended with the last century--here is a summary of a university study on driver licensing from a National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) newsletter this week: "According to by University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute, more Americans are relying on public transportation for its ease, low fares and efficiency, as compared to owning and driving a car. Only 69 percent of 19-year-olds have a driver's license in 2014, compared with almost 90 percent in 1983. The percentage of 20-somethings with driver's licenses has also fallen by 13 percent over the past three decades, and fewer Americans in their 30s and 40s now have driver's licenses."