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Our Nation's Highways: 2010

Figure 4-1. Number of Licensed Drivers by Gender: 1970-2008

Figure 4-1. Number of Licensed Drivers by Gender: 1970-2008

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In 1950, 57 percent of the driving-age population was licensed to drive a motor vehicle. Fifty-eight years later in 2008, that number has increased to 87 percent of the driving-age population. The year 2005 marked the first time that the number of licensed female drivers surpassed male drivers.

Data Source: US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Statistics.

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