AUTOMOBILE The disaffection of certain young people for the license is noticeable for ten years

 Driver's license: & ldquo; I already have a hard time finishing the end of the month, & ldquo; & nbsp; In town, the car is of little use & nbsp; & raquo; & hellip; Why more and more young people do not have it

Some young people prefer not to take their license to favor other modes of transport. – Pixabay

  • More and more young people under 30 do not feel an urgent need to obtain a driving license.
  • In question: its expensive price, ecological concerns, the lack of time, the fear of the road.
  • But this “no” to the Holy Grail will perhaps not be definitive, because when they have a child, the French often feel the need to know how to drive.

It was a symbol of autonomy and of passage. adult life. But the driving license is much less. & Nbsp; In 2019, 726,000 young people under the age of 30 obtained the famous Sami, against 766,000 in 2017, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Interior. & Nbsp; & ldquo; The trend & nbsp; the decline has been noticeable for at least ten years. In the years 1960-1970, & agrave; 18 years old and one day we had to be behind the wheel. The permit as a rite of passage has lost some of its splendor, observes Jean-Pascal Assailly, psychologist and expert with the National Security Council. road (CNSR).

If young people are less inclined & agrave; get their license quickly in their majority, this is often because they cannot financially. & ldquo; It should be remembered that 13% of young people live below the poverty line, and that aid from local authorities to finance the permit is not very widespread, & rdquo; underlines the psychologist. A brake that our readers under 30 testify to like Tiffany, a young mother of 28 who receives 1,200 euros in monthly income: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; At & nbsp; 50 euros per hour of driving, the & nbsp; license B & nbsp; comes back to the minimum & nbsp; 1,800 euros. It is therefore impossible for me to pass it without taking a lot of debt. Not to mention that you will then have to buy a car and insure it correctly. Marjorie, 28, cannot access the status of driver either: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; from evil & agrave; to finish the end of the month, it is not to add the permit. And a car is a money pit, so & agrave; what good & nbsp;? & nbsp; & raquo ;. For her part, Vivien has made her accounts: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; Cost of the car, and any repairs, insurance, fuel & hellip; In ten years, I & rsquo; d & ucirc; Save nearly 10,000 euros in insurance alone, not to mention the price of fuel that I would have expected. This sum, I would rather put it in a future house than let it go up in smoke, & rdquo; he declares.

& ldquo; Having a car would even be a handicap in the city & nbsp; & raquo;

And even when they can afford a driving school, some shy away from the permit because they don't see any interest in it. & ldquo; & nbsp; The majority rural young people go to town & agrave; from high school. In urban areas, the car has become a source of trouble, with parking problems, traffic jams, lost license points. And the municipal politicians who try to drive away the car end up convincing the young people that we should not have them & nbsp; & raquo;, analyzes Jean-Pascal Assailly. This is the case with & nbsp; Lola, 31 & nbsp; & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; & nbsp; I feel like I have everything I need in & Icirc; le-de-France in terms of mobility. In addition, my employer pays half; of my Navigo pass, I also have holiday vouchers to pay for the plane and train. And I own an electric scooter & nbsp; & raquo ;.

& ldquo; When you live in a big city, the car is inconvenient, terribly slow and very expensive, & rsquo; sums up Marie. Lila, 30, arrives at the same time: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; I am a city dweller, I go to work & agrave; on foot, by scooter or tram. Having a car would even be a handicap in town. & Nbsp; Holidays? & Nbsp; I never go alone. The races & nbsp;? & Nbsp; A cart & agrave; casters & nbsp; s very well the deal. & nbsp; I feel independent as a pedestrian, no need for a car to exist & nbsp;! & nbsp; & rdquo ;. More surprisingly, some young people who live in villages or small towns hold the same speech. Like & nbsp; Alexia, mom of 30 & nbsp;: & nbsp; & ld; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; I live in a small village, far from any conveniences. I continue & agrave; take public transport. It's just a matter of organization. To go shopping, I always depend on someone and I do it according to the person who accompanies me & rsquo; & rsquo ;.

To preserve (a little) the planet

As environmental concerns are so marked among those under 35, it makes sense that they often go hand in hand with a car ban. Charlotte, 19, does not intend to take the permit at all: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; Being very preoccupied by the ecological crisis, I like to think that I am participating a very little & agrave; an emancipation of the private car by refusing to comply with it; this passage of the permit, seen as an obligation by a large part of the company & nbsp; & raquo ;. At 32, Amandine has not given up either. his convictions: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; I move around & nbsp; bike to work and take the kids to work cargo bike. In addition, the trips & agrave; bike or & agrave; everyday walking brings me a lot: a daily sport that is good for your health. and it shows children that you can get around other than by car, especially for short trips. & rsquo; The ecological conscience of Pierre, 34, also prevents him from pushing the door of a driving school & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; What was considered to be absolute luxury when leaving ; a teenage years during the years 1990-2000 now seems almost obscure to me. & nbsp; & raquo;

In more rare cases, it is the fear of the road that holds back some, like & nbsp; Fanny, 25 & nbsp; & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; & nbsp; I am terrified & nbsp; the idea of ​​driving i'm afraid of other road users, but also of my own abilities. The responsibility that driving involves puts an immense strain on my shoulders. Ma & eacute; va, 20 years old, also prefers to stay lonely for safety reasons: & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; When I see the mentality & eacute; at the wheel of the majority French people (with the trivialization of drinking and driving, for example), I am very worried; the idea of ​​even being in a car and being hit by a reckless driver.

It is also the lack of time that makes some people give up. get the precious paper, as for & nbsp; C & eacute; line, 31 & nbsp; & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; & nbsp; I would like to pass it, but it & rsquo; s binding. What would be nice would be to create an accelerated course. for those over 30, to make it easier when working 40 hours a week & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; Oskar adds: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; Passing the permit is far too long and tedious. & nbsp; & rdquo;

A postponement for many

Rest & agrave; find out if this & ldquo; & nbsp; & nbsp; & rdquo; to the driving lessons & nbsp; will be final. & nbsp; Jean-Pascal Assailly does not believe in it & nbsp;: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; Some wait until the last moment to register for the code. As soon as they have a child, they often find that the permit becomes necessary, & rdquo; he notes. This is what Agn & rsquo; s planning to do: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; When I have children, so I can take them on vacation! & Nbsp; & rsquo; she says .

Julien, 36 years old, who is already; past & ndash; and rat & oacute; – & nbsp; the & nbsp; & nbsp; & agrave; at the age of 19: & nbsp; & ldquo; & nbsp; I & rsquo; an age where I need it more and more (friend living far away, too much time to go to work) So I'm going to go through the Personal Training Account (CPF) to get it. pay in 2022 & nbsp; & raquo ;. Moreover, the permit is the training most funded by the CPF & nbsp ;!

* He is the author of Homo automobilis or l'Humanité route, éditions Imago, 20 euros.