With teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of six teens dying every day from motor vehicle injuries, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers as well as accompanying videos.
In order to determine the safest and least costly driving environments for U.S. teenagers, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from number of teen driver fatalities to average cost of car repairs to presence of impaired-driving laws.
Best States for Teen Drivers Worst States for Teen Drivers1Maryland 41Idaho2New York 42New Mexico3Massachusetts 43Mississippi4Louisiana 44New Hampshire5Texas 45North Dakota6Michigan 46Montana7Minnesota 47Arizona8New Jersey 48Missouri9Illinois 49South Dakota10Delaware 50Wyoming
Best vs. Worst
Vermont has the fewest teen driver fatalities per 100,000 teens, 1.86, which is 10.5 times fewer than in Wyoming, the state with the most at 19.60.
Tennessee has the lowest share of major roads in poor or mediocre condition, 13.00 percent, which is 6.1 times lower than in Rhode Island, the state with the highest at 79.00 percent.
Hawaii has the lowest premium increase after adding a teen driver to a parent’s auto-insurance policy, 11.80 percent, which is 11.6 times lower than in Rhode Island, the state with the highest at 137.00 percent.
New York has the fewest vehicle miles traveled per capita, 6,523, which is 2.5 times fewer than in Wyoming, the state with the most at 16,276.
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