30 Mar '12, 5pm

Studies Show Young Adults Surfing More, Driving Less

Studies Show Young Adults Surfing More, Driving Less

Studies Show Young Adults Surfing More, Driving Less Published March 30, 2012 By Jeff Cobb Studies have found that Internet service providers around the globe are effectively taking would-be young drivers off the road, and business away from departments of transportation. What on earth are we talking about? In plain speak, researchers in a number of developed countries – including recently those from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute – have found young adults prefer to surf the Web, rather than cruise in automobiles. Among U.S. drivers in their 20s, the Michigan researchers found 94 percent had a driver’s license in 1983, but 25 years later in 2008, that figure had decreased to 84 percent in their 20s with licenses. Researchers also found that in 1983 one-third of all licensed U.S. drivers were under age 30, but today that has diminished to 22 ...

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