Demand for driver’s licences falling among B.C.’s young people

The Province analyzed ICBC data and found that fewer young people between ages 19 and 21 are choosing to drive, citing increased restrictions and environmental concerns.

Affordability may be a factor behind this trend, according to UBC professor Paul Kershaw.

“The reality is when you’re 19 to 21, you don’t even have your post-secondary (education) yet, so it’s even harder to compete for jobs that are actually going to get you a remuneration level that might make a car and car insurance doable, especially as you’re trying to figure out how to make higher housing prices as a renter manageable,” said Kershaw.

A similar article appeared in the Times Colonist.