Best/Worst States for Teen Drivers

WalletHub is out with another survey, this time listing the best and worst states for teen drivers. Their findings include:

Best states for teen drivers include:

1. New York, 2. Oregon, 3. Connecticut, 4. Alaska, 5. Massachusetts, 6. Michigan, 7. Minnesota, 8. Texas, 9. Maryland, 10. New Jersey

Worst States for teen drivers include:

41. South Carolina, 42. New Hampshire, 43. Arkansas, 44. Nebraska, 45. Mississippi, 46. Missouri, 47. Montana, 48. South Dakota, 49. Idaho, 50. Wyoming.

WalletHub compared all 50 states based on 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from the number of teen driver fatalities to the average cost of car repairs to the presence of impaired-driving laws.

Best to Worst found that Rhode Island is among the states with the fewest teen driver fatalities per 100,000 teens; 15.9 times fewer than in Wyoming, the state with the most.

Tennessee has the lowest share of major roads in poor or mediccre condition (14.00 percent), 5.5 times lower than Rhode Island, the state with the highest (77.00). Hawaii has the lowest premium increase after adding a teen driver to a parent’s auto-insurance policy (3.00 percent), 74.3 times lower than in New Jersey, the state with the highest (223.00).

And finally, New York has the fewest vehicle miles traveled per capita (6, 335); 2.8 times fewer than Wyoming, the state with the most at 17,569.

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