The Sunday Post (Newcastle)
With fewer young people learning to drive today, have cars lost their appeal?
As everything is geared towards electric cars, fuel and road tax will increase. Fewer cars is better for the environment.
After the pandemic, it will be a long time before public transport is an acceptable way to travel, meaning more cars back on the road.
No, there are far more cars than when I passed my test. Most families back then had one car. Now every adult in a home has one.
Driving is no longer the rite of passage it once was. Now, I see plenty of young people on public transport, walking and biking. Things change.
It costs a small fortune to learn and sit your driving test today and after that, insurance costs are prohibitive.
Yes, more people are cycling and that’s good for the environment.
Driving isn’t as necessary or enjoyable today. Our infrastructure is abysmal, and road maintenance is non-existent.
No, cars trump public transport every time.