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How Gen Z gets around as teens increasingly put off car ownership




No, your other right! Most parents would probably welcome some help when it comes to teaching teenage drivers.
No, your other right! Most parents would probably welcome some help when it comes to teaching teenage drivers.
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What was once considered a rite of passage for American teens is apparent no more.

The percentage of teens with a driver’s license and who owns a car has fallen dramatically in the last few decades. In 2017, just a fourth of 16-year-olds had a driver’s license, down from half in 1983.

The trend makes sense given the emergence of ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber and the expense associated with car ownership.

But what does the delay mean for parents -- and for the economy?

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Guests:

Tyson Jominy, vice president of the Data & Analytics Division at J.D. Power

Scott Evans, features editor of Motor Trend, an L.A.-based consumer magazine for the auto industry