U.S. Department of Transportation
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Our Nation's Highways: 2008
Figure 4-1. Increase in Number of Licensed Drivers by Gender, 1970-2006
In 2006, 87 percent of the driving-age population was licensed to drive a motor vehicle as compared to 57 percent in 1950. In 2005, for the first time, the number of licensed female drivers surpassed male drivers.
Data represented in the inset chart
Data Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Policy Information, Highway Statistics.