For example in metro cities like mumbai, the public transport system is fairly efficient, so most people who are relatively new to the city, will prefer to use the inexpensive public transport system, rather than investing their time and money on a vehicle.
Those who are not from the city and living in a hostel or rented premises, will also find it difficult to find space to keep their vehicle, when it is not being used. So a person who has lived alone in a large city since 18 may not know to drive any vehicle .
On the other hand, in small cities and towns, the public transport system is fairly inefficient , so most people tend to have their own vehicle. Compared to large cities, where security and intelligence employees are tolerant of people who use the public transport system, in small towns, those who do not have their own vehicle are often defamed, humiliated and it is considered to be an indication of the social status of the person.
The intolerant self centred officials fail to realize that a person who has lived in a large city, may not feel it is necessary to purchase a vehicle, and may have been satisfied using public transport.