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In 1988, one-quarter of all driver’s licenses were held by those 25 to 34 years old, and only 12% of licenses were held by those 65 years old or older. By 2018, driver’s licenses were more evenly spread out among the age groups, with eight different age groups spanning ages 25 to 64 having between 8 and 9% of licenses. Nearly 20% of those with licenses were 65 or older in 2018.

Share of driver's licenses by age group in 1988, 1998, 2008, and 2018.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics, Table DL-20 from 1988, 1998, 2008, and 2018 reports.

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