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Our Nation's Highways: 2008

Figure 4-3. Licensed Drivers by Age and Gender, 2006

In 2006, there were nearly 203 million licensed drivers in the United States. As the average age of the U.S. population shifts upward with the “baby boom” bulge, the trend in licensed drivers follows. In 2006, the 40–44 and 45–49 age groups contained the largest share of drivers.

See paragraph above for explanation of this figure.

Data represented in the inset chart
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Data Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Statistics.

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