Are young adults’ licensing rates still declining?
Declines in young adult driver licensing have been reported in several countries. This study provides an important update of such trends in Victoria and includes new data by gender and location. Across 2001-2016, there was an 18% decrease in young adults aged 18-24 holding a driver licence with over a third not holding a licence in 2016. Females were less likely than males to be licensed at all ages. Those living in the Greater Melbourne area or regional centres were less likely to be licensed than those dwelling in the remainder of Victoria. The findings have implications for road safety.