"It reflects mostly the increased use of the Internet,"
said Michael Sivak, research professor and the head of the University
of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute. "The virtual contact
that is possible through electronic means is reducing the actual
physical need of contact among young people. Furthermore, some young people feel that driving interferes with texting and other electronic communication."
Meanwhile, the percentage of people with a driver's license who are 70
or older has increased from 55% in 1983 to 80% in 2010.
Source: USA Today