Teens and millennials are taking longer to get their licenses these days, according to a report from Traffic Injury Prevention. The number of teens getting their licenses has dropped from 87.3% in 1983 to 69.5% in 2010. Some barriers to entry with teen drivers include super high insurance rates, a lack of time and massive expenses associated with owning a car. This has car dealers and automakers in a tizzy because who will buy all those Nissan Versas or Chevrolet Sonics?!
Some states are seeing with more lax teen driving requirements that teens are more open to getting a license. Some solutions include allowing teens to get permits earlier, test for licenses sooner and prevent insurance companies from charging ludicrously high premiums on new drivers. Here are three states that have done this right. [keep reading]