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Teens Less Excited About Driving?


SOURCE: The Washington Post

The GOOD blog pointed us to this interesting article in The Washington Post about teens holding out on getting their driver's licenses.

From The Washington Post:

The quest to get a driver's license at 16 -- long an American rite of passage -- is on the wane among the digital generation, which no longer sees the family car as the end-all of social life...


Federal data released Friday underscore a striking national shift: 30.7 percent of 16-year-olds got their licenses in 2008, compared with 44.7 percent in 1988. The difference is even sharper in Virginia and Maryland, state figures show. Numbers from the District, which go back to 2003, show a decline in the past two years.

I'd be interested to see the Oregon data.