Study shows teens waiting longer to get driver's license

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Teenagers are now waiting longer to get their drivers license and social media may be a driving force behind their decision.

According to a new AAA study, less than half of teens get their license while they're 16.
Only slightly more than half get it by the time they are 18.

For some, they can't afford a car, or gas, or insurance. But a new trend is that kids wait longer simply because the can.

Researchers say the Facebook and Twitter world means teens don't have to drive because they can now socialize without face-to-face contact.

Many also say it's easy to get rides from friends who do drive.

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