Fewer Kids Are Driving

Are automobiles are becoming less important to young people?
December 5, 2004, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A declining portion of U.S. teenagers are licensed to drive -- from 52% of teens in 1992 to 43% in 2002.

"But quietly, while the adults weren't looking, kids have stopped driving at 16 the way they used to. In a shift that has overtaken the culture virtually without notice, a confluence of forces has redefined the concept of 'driving age.'

Yet for all its size, the phenomenon has largely eluded the cultural radar, [perhaps because], as trends go, the decline in licensing has been slow speed and has reached critical mass only in the last decade."

Thanks to Meeky Blizzard

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Published on Saturday, December 4, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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