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Car Exhaustion: Young America's Love of Driving Has Cooled

belle 2012/04/22 21:33:00
Yes, I rushed to the DMV to get my Driver Licenses.
No, I didn't rush to the DMV to get my Driver licenses
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When I was a teenager I was excited about getting my drivers licenses. I wanted to be like everyone else in our small town and drag main street, It was the thing to do back in the 50s. Of course there were not the number of cars on the road then as there is now, My youngest granddaughter is a senior in high school and doesn't have her licenses. She is not in a big rush to get them either. But if I lived in the Houston area, I might not either,


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In the 1950s, a winged convertible was the ride of choice for the young American greaser. The flower children of the late 1960s and 1970s preferred Volkswagen's Beetles. But more recent generations might be turning their backs on cars altogether. According to recent trends, the hipster era might be swapping an automobile for other means of transportation -- a bicycle, perhaps?

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/04/19/cars-young-americans-d...

What about you, did you rush out to get your licences the first day you were of age?

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  • Denny 2012/04/22 21:37:30
    No, I didn't rush to the DMV to get my Driver licenses
    Denny
    +3
    I still had my bicycle. HOWEVER I see the difference being all the cars looking exactly like the other golf carts coming off the assembly lines. I have tennis shoes bigger than some of these "autos" They are boring

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  • ☆ QueenAline 2012/08/29 02:01:26
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    I did rush out to get my drivers license in the early 60's..and it was an honor, and a thrill..and a privilege.... but today...what good is a drivers license if you can't afford a car, or the gas to put in her? makes sense to me!
  • belle ☆ Queen... 2012/08/30 02:45:08
    belle
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    things have changed in these many years and it is a shame. I know I loved driving a cool car when I was young and still do. That is why I have my little convertible 4 cyclinder, drive it more now because of the cost of gas.
  • Wolfman 2012/04/25 06:48:23
    Yes, I rushed to the DMV to get my Driver Licenses.
    Wolfman
    +1
    I got my driver's license when I was 14.
  • belle Wolfman 2012/04/25 13:32:39
    belle
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    wow, what state did you live in at that time?
  • Wolfman belle 2012/04/25 18:33:46
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    +1
    Texas. I had to take driver's education.
  • belle Wolfman 2012/04/25 18:39:54
    belle
    ok, I got my licenses in Texas at the age of 16, but before Driver education was offered.
  • Wolfman belle 2012/04/25 18:48:40
    Wolfman
    +1
    This was in the '60s.
  • belle Wolfman 2012/04/25 18:55:34
    belle
    late 50s for me.
  • Wolfman belle 2012/04/25 19:00:45
    Wolfman
    +1
    My first car.

    1956 ford green and white
  • belle Wolfman 2012/04/25 21:36:51
    belle
    love it. I never had my own car when I was young.. My husband car when we married was a 1961 SS Impala convertable. 1961 red super sport chevrolet impala convertible
  • Wolfman belle 2012/04/25 21:38:50
    Wolfman
    +1
    Wow. Good pick.
  • belle Wolfman 2012/04/25 21:47:20
    belle
    +1
    wish we still had it.
  • Wolfman belle 2012/04/25 21:53:26
  • Denny 2012/04/22 21:37:30
    No, I didn't rush to the DMV to get my Driver licenses
    Denny
    +3
    I still had my bicycle. HOWEVER I see the difference being all the cars looking exactly like the other golf carts coming off the assembly lines. I have tennis shoes bigger than some of these "autos" They are boring
  • belle Denny 2012/04/22 21:55:50
    belle
    +1
    very well said and so true.

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