Young driver numbers drop.

There’s been a big drop in the number of young people choosing to drive.

Figures reported on BBC Newsbeat show the number of 17 to 22 year-olds taking their driving test has fallen by 19% since 2005, a drop of more than 200,000 people.

Much of the decrease has been put down to an increase in the cost of learning and then running a car.

Some of the prices have risen slightly. Some, like car insurance, have rocketed.

Twenty-year-old Chris started driving lessons a few years ago but had to stop because he couldn’t afford it.

He said: “I don’t have the money to spend on driving lessons so it’s quite difficult because it means I have to rely on public transport such as the buses or getting lifts from my parents.” Read more of this post

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