Gen Z (a generation born after 1995) are less likely to drive than their counterparts in the 1990s, a study revealed yesterday.

Researchers said higher motoring costs, ‘delayed adulthood’ and the decline of the car as a status symbol helped explain the trend.


In 1992, 75 percent of those in their 20s held a driving licence, but this had dropped to 63 percent by 2014. The number of teenage drivers fell from 48 percent to 29 percent over the same period.

The research was carried out by the University of Oxford and UWE Bristol for the Department for Transport.

According to Vision Critical, 19 percent of Gen Z are excited about self-driving cars—a nine percent drop compared to the number of millennials who are looking forward to this technology.


– TYI/ Daily Mail

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