National Public Radio's Morning Edition radio show ran a story today about children and cars. The take away here is that most young people today do not see driving as a step towards personal freedom.
"Indeed, driving as a rite of passage has diminished greatly in recent
years. For some, cars still mean freedom, speed and escape; for others
they mean isolation, gridlock and pollution."
You can read (or listen to) Sonari Glinton's report here.