Comment 49816

By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted October 19, 2010 at 11:59:36

The big reason driving is down among young people is that they simply cannot afford it. The big ticket is not the gas or even buying the car but insurance. If the teenagers could get insurance at an affordable level then driving rates would double. I have 2 children and one did not bother getting a license because she was convinced that there was no way she could afford to get a car. My other one has a license and drives my vehicle occasionally and often laments that he wishes he could afford his own vehicle. This refrain is often echoes by his friends. Exactly one of his friends has their own car. They see a car as a method of freedom and independence, just like my friends and I did so many years ago.

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