Home Home Home

Young adults and driving: 'Ain't nobody got time for that'

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

ANN ARBOR—More than a third of young adults who don't drive say they are too busy to get a driver's license—and more than a fifth have no intention of ever learning to drive, say researchers at the University of Michigan.

Building on their recent series of studies showing that teens and young adults are increasingly forgoing driving, Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute surveyed 618 adults under 40 who do not have a driver's license to find out why.

They found that 37 percent are too busy or do not have enough time to get a driver's license, 32 percent said that owning and maintaining a vehicle is too expensive and 31 percent are able to get transportation from others. ...

Full story here.