I was a late-in-life driver for many reasons. I didn't have a compelling reason to learn to drive - I walked everywhere, didn't have a car and had enough friends in car accidents that I was very nervous about heading out in a killing machine on wheels. But eventually, my Mom got me an instructor (thanks, Mom!) and I passed my test in one go.
There are lots of reasons why teens today are not driving, including:
- Lack of jobs to help pay for their cars
- Being open to other forms of transportation
- Less need for face time with their friends in public places/more friends online
How old were you when you learned to drive? Tell me in the comments.