44% of 17 to 20-year olds in England say that the cost is their reason for not learning to drive

44% of 17 to 20-year olds in England say that the cost is their reason for not learning to drive

According to the latest National Travel Survey figures published by the Department for Transport cost is the biggest factor stopping 17 to 20 year olds from learning to drive.

 

 

Reasons for not learning to drive by age: England, 2016

 

Percentage

Reasons

All aged 17+

17-20

21-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

  60+

Not interested in driving

30

19

18

23

33

36

45

Cost of learning to drive

26

44

43

33

22

16

8

Family / friends can drive me when necessary

25

24

21

24

22

21

30

Cost of buying a car

21

28

32

28

21

16

9

Cost of insurance

19

31

27

25

18

12

6

Other forms of transport available

16

20

22

19

15

13

11

Safety concerns / nervous about driving

15

7

9

18

17

20

19

Physical difficulties / disabilities / health problems

11

7

6

9

14

22

13

Too busy to learn

9

14

18

16

5

3

1

Too old

8

0

0

-

2

7

24

Other general motoring costs

7

9

11

9

8

5

3

Busy / congested roads

6

4

4

6

6

8

7

Put off by theory / practical test

5

4

5

10

6

5

2

Environmental reasons

2

1

3

4

3

2

1

Driving without a licence

-

0

-

-

1

0

-

Other reason

6

7

6

8

7

4

4