Teens Today Not as Hyped to Get Driver’s License as Years Past
I'm writing this to get the opinion of both parents and 15 to 16 year olds. Over recent years, there has been a steady decline in teens going for a driver's license. At what age did you get your license?
My son Dylan, who will be 16 in August, isn't pushing for driver's ed, which is unlike the experience we adults had at that age.. There is even a comedy from the 1980s detailing and embellishing the milestone, 'License To Drive'. Maybe Dylan is polite, or maybe he's part of the new data.
There are a few possible reasons for the decline, one being the new graduated licensing that many states have put in place, another could be the cost of mandatory driver's ed. There are other factors that could play in as well. For more information, check out this the Sun Journal article.
I know as a parent, like our kids wanting to date, wanting to drive is something we dread but evidently know will happen.
When I went for my road test for the first and second time, basically I drove around the block under direction and had two attempts to parallel park. I know a lot has changed over the past couple of decades, and probably for the better.
Did you get your license at 16? I was 24 when I got mine. I failed my test as a 16 year old and never tried again until 1996. As a 16 year old, I had no need, we had good public transportation, plus I had nothing to drive even if I passed as a teen, so I wasn't motivated to be licensed at that time.