"In recent years, there has been a considerable decline in the percentage of teenagers with a driver’s license."

Teenagers opting for an account with Uber rather than owning their own car

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Thu, Apr 16th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Citing the hassle and costs of owning a car, many teenagers are opting for the far more economical alternative of having an Uber account if they need to get around.

“Having the convenience of Lyft and Uber probably outweighs the money and cost of owning a vehicle,” Mr. Schoettle said in a phone interview. “The cellphone also makes it so much more convenient to get a ride from a friend or taxi service.”

There are also financial considerations. While AAA estimates that the cost of owning a car has fallen in recent years, maintenance, registration fees, insurance and gas quickly add up to thousands of dollars. (And if you’re like me, there are also parking tickets to pay.)

Enter the ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, which are often cheaper and more efficient than owning a car.

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