Comment 78332

By MattM (registered) | Posted June 11, 2012 at 21:07:59

I'm almost 26 and have never had a driver's license because of several factors that all add up to cost and lack of necessity. I have to go through 3 licensing levels, each of which require various amounts of money and waiting periods. After I do all that, I need the several thousand dollars to actually purchase a car, since I don't have a rich mommy and daddy to do it for me. This is also not taking into account the insanely high price of fuel which has become standard in the last 5-7 years. Insurance and maintenance is also to be considered. Finally, I live in the middle of a region with millions of people located within 100 miles in any direction. Every municipality within it has at least a somewhat reasonable transit system that can get me to virtually any required destination of mine. The few things that I can think of that I would need a vehicle for (grocery shopping, long distance travel) really don't make it worth going through all of that difficulty. I'd imagine young people who do not drive do so for the same reasons as me.

In the end it's just so much simpler and relaxing to get on the HSR, TTC, GO, stick my ipod into my ears and relax.

Comment edited by MattM on 2012-06-11 21:09:22

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