Millennials and The Changing Car Culture Studies show that teenagers are driving less, getting their licenses later and waiting longer to purchase their first new car. For young people, cars do not represent the kind of freedom they once did. Instead, technology gives them the freedom to get around.
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Millennials and The Changing Car Culture

There are signs that American car culture is losing some of its shine.

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Teenagers turn to their phones and social media to find rides. Tanggineka Hall/Youth Radio hide caption

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To teens today, cars aren't important in the same way they were in American Graffiti, the 1973 film directed by George Lucas. Lucasfilm/Coppola Co/Universal hide caption

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