Going to have to disagree with you here. While I made my daughters get their licenses at 16 so I wouldn't have to drive them everywhere, most of their freinds, both male and female, weren't in any rush to get their license. In my day, we wanted a license so we had freedom and to see our friends. These days, seeing your friends is taking a second to look down on your phone and push a button. Instant gratification. No need for a car to do that, plus a lot of parents are real happy to chauffeur their kids around everywhere. Sure, when they are in the work world its a requirement, but that wasn't what the OP was talking about.