Fewer teenagers are driving the nation’s roads

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(KTVI) – Fewer teenagers are hitting the road these days.  The percentage of teens with a driver's licenses has fallen significantly in the past few decades.

Only 28 percent of 16-year-olds had their driver's license in 2010.  That's compared to about 46-percent in 1983.

Experts, cite several possible factors for the drop; including high gas prices and insurance, low teen employment, and stricter state driving requirements.

Another theory, the internet and social media have made it easier for teens to connect with one another, without being physically together.

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