It used to be that turning 16 was the best day ever for a teenager because that meant a driver’s license, which meant freedom.
Apparently, times have changed. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the percentage of teenagers getting their licenses is down, especially among Gen Z’s.
There are several reasons why teens are foregoing the plastic card, which include safety, not interested in a car, and would rather use environmentally friendly public transportation.
The teenage rite of passage of rushing to the DMV on your birthday to get that plastic card that represents freedom has changed dramatically over the last 30 years. https://t.co/no885ixg9h
— News Channel 3 WWMT-TV (@wwmtnews) August 4, 2021