Monday, April 16, 2012
Car--let me think
Sean Holstege, AZ Republic, April 13, 2012, says the younger set is not rushing to the car lot.
Many 16-year-olds don’t even get a license, much less consider their birthday the open sesame to a lifetime of adventure on the road.
Cars cost, you have to park them, fix them, breathe their leavings, and they take time away from other things.
According to the Arizona Public Interest Group, over the past decade the number of miles driven by those under 25 fell by a fourth.
One in four young people don’t even have a license.
Attendance at driving schools in AZ is way down—the kids don’t seem interested, one teacher said.
People are strapped, one source said—citing another reason for these statistics.
This is just weird.