• Chevygirl avatar Chevygirl Posted: 8/5/2013 4:51pm PDT

    It's interesting to see an article address this. I sell cars, and I have noticed this for a while. When I turned 16, the first thing I did was run to get my license. Kids today are not so intersted in it. I think part of it is the expense- it does seem to have gotten more expensive for the classes etc. I think the bigger reason is social media. If we wanted to see our friends, we had to a get a car to go see them and be social. Today, we have cell phones, Facebook, Twitter, and lord knows what other social mediums for kids to be in touch with friends. While it's not the same, I think it's a huge reason there's not the same sense of urgency. Just my two cents - :)

  • firstchoicewheelsandtires avatar firstchoicewheelsandtires Posted: 8/7/2013 10:55am PDT

    Societal trends are definitely playing a huge impact on the latest generations. It is not a big surprise though, teenagers in other countries such as Japan rely heavily on public transportation for travel. As countries become more and more developed, everything comes closer and closer to the individual. 7 years ago, I had to drive 10 miles for the nearest fast food restaurant, now there is one on every corner.

    - First Choice Wheels and Tires

  • fb_100005330885475 avatar Marie Posted: 8/6/2013 1:21am PDT

    Nice information on the benefits for teens.