|Me in the not-so-distant future.|
Drivers over the age of 50 are increasing too, with 93.5 million in 2013, making up 44% of all drivers. Conversely, there are fewer 16-year-old on the road now than at any times since the 1960s. In 2014, there were 1.08 million drivers aged 16. Five years earlier, in 2009, there were 1.72 million, so a big drop. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute says only 24% of eligible U.S. 16-year-olds have a driver's license.