Why kids these days aren’t getting their licence
It’s been reported in the Herald Sun today that fewer young Victorians are learning to drive, with more than a third of 18 to 24-year-olds not holding a licence.
The RACV told Ross and John it’s because of costs and more options.
“It’s Uber, its taxis, it’s bike-share programs — it’s public transport,” Bryce Prosser, general manager of public policy, said.
“And that’s why our country cousins are doing it a bit tougher.”
Mr Prosser also said the cost of petrol, registration and parking was also a factor.
“If you’re an 18- to 24-year-old, money is always tight.”
Ross compared the price of a taxi home to another popular activity among millenials.
“If four of you get a $30 taxi home after a night out it costs you less than $8,” he said. “One of your cocktails costs $16.”