The rapid rise of social networking is contributing to the delay of teens getting their driver licenses. According to the Washington Post, “federal data released Friday underscore a striking national shift: 30.7 percent of 16-year-olds got their licenses is 2008, compared with 44.7 percent in 1988.”
In the 50s and 60s the only way to socialize was to get in your car and drive over to a friend’s house to meet up. Now, with the help of your computer, you can talk to your friends regardless of physical location.
Read more about teens waiting to get their licenses at the Washington Post.