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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.

Why?

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.”

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