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More women than men now drive in US

WASHINGTON — More women than men now have driver’s licenses, a reversal of a longtime gender gap behind the wheel that transportation researchers say will probably have safety and economic implications.

If current trends continue, the gap will widen. The share of teens and young adults of both gender with driver’s licenses is declining, but the decline is greater for young men, according to a study by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. The study looked at gender trends in driver’s licenses between 1995 and 2010.

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