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October 14, 2014
Young People Preferring Smartphones Over Cars
Here’s an interesting post on the priorities of young people that might help in relating to today’s world, providing you’re adept at communicating with a smartphone. Micheline Maynard notes on Forbes that teenagers aren’t as much interested in driving as they used to be, preferring to be on their smartphones instead.  “Nationally,” Ms. Maynard advises, “only about 27 percent of 16-year-olds now get their licenses, compared with 46 percent in 1983.

“They’re putting off nabbing the credential for a variety of reasons,” she explains, “from the lack of time to take driver’s ed, to not having the money to pay for the classes. Instead, they place a higher priority it on their mobile devices.” 

Ms. Maynard has an ebook, “Curbing Cars: America’s Independence from the Auto Industry,” to further develop her point.  

(Photo: Micheline Maynard)

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Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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