AAA (Automobile Association of America) could just as easily stand for America’s Addiction to the Automobile. As a result of US dependence on automobiles, many urban and rural areas have poor to absent transportation infrastructure, and alternatives to driving a car are often expensive and inconvenient if they are present at all. For most of us, driving a car is a key to independence. Going back to prepandemic days, activities such as socializing, shopping, vacations, and others often involved a car as the mode of transportation. In the face of this dependency, teenagers are quick to want driving privileges and most people are understandably reluctant to relinquish driving even in the face of safety concerns.
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