Teens Still Not Driving Like Teens Used To: Viewpoint

By | January 8, 2020

  • January 8, 2020 at 2:29 pm
    CSP says:
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    Funny no mention of the high cost of insurance for youngn’s, especially if there is any type of violation.

  • January 8, 2020 at 2:47 pm
    daniel colucci says:
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    The author doesn’t take into account that a large number of young peopel are moving to large urban area that have widespread public transportation such as New Youk, Boston, Chicago etc… where a car isn’t as neccessary as other regions of the country.

    • January 8, 2020 at 2:58 pm
      Common Sense says:
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      More and more young people are living in Mom’s basement and failing to launch. No wonder they aren’t driving as much.

      • January 8, 2020 at 4:20 pm
        Jon says:
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        Because your generation destroyed the ability of young people to buy property or get good jobs.

        • January 8, 2020 at 10:28 pm
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          • January 9, 2020 at 11:51 am
            Boomers? says:
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            You do realize that taxes where much higher during the different time periods discussed right? This is the lowest out taxes have been and when we were “great” taxes where much higher (roughly 50-90% of your income depending on your pay)

          • January 10, 2020 at 8:41 am
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            “Now, let’s see if you can reply with a rebuttal instead of personal attacks on me….”

            Rich coming from the guy who calls me Trollsenblatt and ghosts on-topic questions to issues you raise in the first place.

        • January 9, 2020 at 10:15 am
          perplexed says:
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          Jon, it’s tiring to read you baseless remarks. You never ever explain your statements. You’e nothing but a parrot of left wing propaganda.

          • January 9, 2020 at 11:53 am
            Boomers? says:
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            It is tiring to read all of your outdated concepts and how you people don’t understand modern issues today. You can’t go to college and pay it off by being a dishwasher. Taxes were lowered and it has been proven that lower taxes (yes this started with the Boomers) has hurt American infrastructure and overall American ideals. That doesn’t matter though since Boomers are the best ever right? If you can’t see how the US has changed and how older generations had it easier (coming form an X here we had it easier then today’s millennials and gen Zs), then you don’t really care about the facts, only your “right wing propoganda)

        • January 9, 2020 at 10:57 am
          Jon says:
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          Here’s some info: the cost of education has skyrocketed since your generation went to school. Gone are the days of being able to work a part time job and afford an education without crippling debt. Additionally, the job market has changed dramatically. Careers that used to be able to pay for a family of four and a home have been eradicated left and right. You can’t be a mailman as a career anymore. Speaking of housing, cost of living has risen dramatically with no increase in average wages except for the upper 1%. Lastly, your “high taxes enacted by Democrat socialists” is a nonsense statement. Remember your Republican buddies giving a huge tax break to the richest Americans? How exactly did that benefit the poorest Americans? Your generation is a joke, obfuscating the truth and lying about what laws they’ve enacted.

          If I parrot the left wing, you guys just straight up tell lies. Get a grip on reality, boomers.

          • January 9, 2020 at 2:27 pm
            Perplexed says:
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            Jon, you’re clueless. My salary was NO exaggeration. We were different than you are. Our expectations were much lower and we certainly didn’t expect anything from anyone else. Hope we don’t go to war soon, because you sniveling little men will not be able to handle it.
            I have one home and a car and an old pickup, not that it’s any of your business. You and all the whining babies out there are weak. the only thing holding you back in life in the U.S. is your expectations of someone else handing you something. Maybe Bernie or Elizabeth will be elected so they can tax you even more than you are now and then you’ll have something to cry about. You’ll have “free” health care and “free” higher education. You’re too clouded to think that through though.

          • January 9, 2020 at 2:31 pm
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            What exactly are Republic Education Tactics?

          • January 9, 2020 at 2:58 pm
            Jon says:
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            Once again, you didn’t actually acknowledge the fact that while your salary was lower, cost of living was insanely lower as well. It’s not just that “you were different” the country’s entire economy has shifted, and your generation has the naivete to believe that people having a hard time today just don’t like hard work. You didn’t actually respond to the evidence I provided because you have no response, you’re just parroting the right-wing tactics of insulting and refusing to acknowledge the evidence contrary to your opinions. You went on a rant about elizabeth and bernie and healthcare, why don’t you acknowledge that the cost of education was NOTHING when you went to school compared to now, that alone proves my point. You’re too deluded to actually look at all the information, you can’t even acknowledge all the information in my post below.

        • January 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm
          Perplexed says:
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          Oh my. You guys have me in tears. I had no idea how hard you have it in life these days. I apologize that you might have to do without the luxuries of life because I made $300 a month at my first job, got paid once a month and did without a lot of things people today can’t do without. Put your big boy pants on and stop the whining and blaming your plight (whatever it might be and I have a hunch you aren’t hungry or don’t have a place to live) on past generations.
          We NEVER expected life to be easy and to not have trials and to not have to work hard. Most of the people I knew growing up worked while they attended college! Some even have masters degrees but NO ONE helped them pay for college. Scholarships were existent but only a few got a full ride through college.
          You might look to the liberals that run your colleges now. Why do they have to make so much money? Your education isn’t high now because of fiscally responsible right wingers. Bernie and Pocahontas are promising free education. Do you think your taxes aren’t going up when that happens? You’ll still not have EVERYTHING you think you think you deserve in life. We didn’t expect anything from “life” other than to work hard and keep food on the table and the ability to have a normal home.

          • January 9, 2020 at 1:03 pm
            Jon says:
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            Made $300 a month while rent was $50 a month and education was $50 a month*

            Let me correct your exaggeration with the appropriate other numbers. Your generation had things easier than any other before or after and yet has done nothing but whine about how the next generations have it too easy. No one expects life to be easy, however if you think your life was anything but by comparison to modern workers you are deluded. You’re instead blaming education. (even though republican education tactics lead to where we are now) you paid for education. Sure. You paid a pittance. Let me ask you then: how many cars do you own? How many homes do you own? Yeah that’s what I thought, another deluded Boomer.

          • January 9, 2020 at 1:08 pm
            Jon says:
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            Cost of education has increased nearly eight times faster than wages.

            https://www.forbes.com/sites/camilomaldonado/2018/07/24/price-of-college-increasing-almost-8-times-faster-than-wages/#1b1d03d666c1

            Looks like maybe you should do some research on the subject instead of blaming the liberals like another clueless boomer.

          • January 9, 2020 at 5:07 pm
            Boomers? says:
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            Since you didn’t want to engage with me above perplexed here it goes again for you. Sorry you must have missed this sine I admitted I wasn’t in that younger generation you are incorrectly assessing.

            It is tiring to read all of your outdated concepts and how you people don’t understand modern issues today. You can’t go to college and pay it off by being a dishwasher. Taxes were lowered and it has been proven that lower taxes (yes this started with the Boomers) has hurt American infrastructure and overall American ideals. That doesn’t matter though since Boomers are the best ever right? If you can’t see how the US has changed and how older generations had it easier (coming form an X here we had it easier then today’s millennials and gen Zs), then you don’t really care about the facts, only your “right wing propaganda)

            Most kids in college today work multiple jobs and do without the extra luxuries besides alcohol, which I am pretty confident you indulged in yourself in college if you went.

            You seem to not understand the plight most young adults are facing right now, and you want to compare the time where you (and myself) had it easier for the numerous reasons that Jon is pointing out. You can continue to deny it, but that just shows your lack of understanding of modern issues. Not your fault, some Boomers are in the same boat as you!

  • January 8, 2020 at 3:50 pm
    Vox says:
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    Speaking as a boomer, when I was 16 if you couldn’t drive you were in dire circumstances. Driving was freedom and your birthright as an American. I feel for these young ones. Driving was ecstasy, especially since we didn’t know we were destroying mother earth. .

    • January 9, 2020 at 10:18 am
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      • January 9, 2020 at 10:58 am
        Jon says:
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        Once again your side just chooses to completely ignore science and rationality. Choosing to blame average Americans for fixing the environment instead of the richest Americans directly profiting from polluting the planet. How about we just tax the rich to fix the planet, problem solved? Cowards the lot of you. Cowards and shills for the rich.

      • January 10, 2020 at 12:50 pm
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        perplexed,
        Exactly what’s wrong with riding your bike or walking somewhere? I do it all the time. Not for my conscience, but for my well-being and to take in the moments rather than be in a hurry all the time. Some teens aren’t driving because, newsflash, they don’t want to or have to. Who cares?

        Agent, if you think the youth is “failing to launch”, what does that say about this president’s economy? Because before when you made comments like that, you would quickly point to President Obama as the reason why they couldn’t find jobs. So, let’s be consistent, now.

        • January 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm
          Common Sense says:
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          Planetoid, the failure to launch crowd are lazy and want mommy to take care of them since they are emotionally immature. Jobs are out there and all it takes is some gumption.

  • January 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm
    knowall says:
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    In the early 80’s we took driver’s ed during the summer; they hired school teachers for the job. One kid from a local town used to ride in on a motorcycle, at least 15 miles one way. One day the teacher walked in while the kid drove up. He said why are you riding that bike on a public road? My parents told me to, since they both leave for work early in the morning. The kid passed and still is driving around the area.

  • January 8, 2020 at 9:08 pm
    lonestar says:
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    I got my DL in 1984, soon after turning age 16. If you did not have a car to drive to town and meet with people, you had a limited social life. That is how it was before the internet. Now days, kids interact socially on their phones and computers. My 17 year old daughter is this way. And until we pushed her to start driver’s ed, she had no motivation to get her license. Today’s 16 year olds interact socially on the web, not IRL like we folks did in our youth before the “net. (IRL means In Real Life for those that don’t know.) I am not saying it is better or worse due to the changes, just noting them.



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