If you were driving a car, you'd pay for the car, insurance, gas, repairs, car washes, parking, etc. More people that age in our area are no longer learning to drive or owning a vehicle for now, and are instead using buses, trains/subways, Uber, Lyft, and public bikes & scooters.
There were about 250 seniors in my school. There were only about 30 that drove to school,(even though 95% had their license) some took the yellow bus, some got rides with driving kids, and some parents took them, Riding the yellow bus is what most did. Half the time I took the yellow bus and the other half I got a ride from a neighborhood student
Did you mean every person has license? Every other person means that half did not. Why is your question in the Senior section. We don't giveashit if you even had to walk to your senior classes! If you only knew what other students in the world had to do to get to school everyday, you would be very grateful that you had a yellow bus that's willing to take you there for free.
It MIGHT be just a tiny bit unusual. That is a very, very long way from 'weird'.
You Americans don't know you're born. In the UK it is very far from the norm for students to drive - or even HAVE - their own cars. When I was at university perhaps one student in 50 had a car. The rest of us walked, or took the bus, or cycled.
Every other person in 12th grade does not have a license and the luxury of driving to school.
However, I would guess that most of them would choose to arrange a ride with a classmate, if the alternative was being one of the only 12th graders riding the school bus.