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Press Photo by Katherine Grandstrand From left, Jamison Gray, Marc Michaelson and Austin Mack check out Gray's Subaru Legacy outside of Mack's home on Saturday in Dickinson. AAA found that nationally, less than half of 18-year-olds forgo getting their driver's license. In Dickinson, most drivers are subsidized by their parents, the trio said.

Many teens' rides are tied to parents' wallet

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The Beach Boys sang about a 16-year-old girl who had "Fun, Fun, Fun" until her daddy took her T-Bird away. Danny Zuko and his best friend Kenickie, along with the rest of the T-Birds turned a jalopy into Greased Lightning, saved the day and won the hearts of all the Pink Ladies and countless TV teens couldn't wait to get their driver's license.

But a new study from AAA suggests American teens' love affair with the automobile may be fading.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
(701) 456-1206
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