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New York, Washington and Maryland Best States for Teen Drivers

| June 12, 2018

New York Washington and Maryland Best States for Teen Drivers

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 has released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers.

In order to determine the safest and least costly driving environments for U.S. teenagers, the group 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.  Get ready for some surprises.

Best States for Teen Drivers Worst States for Teen Drivers
1 New York 41 Arizona
2 Washington 42 Alabama
3 Maryland 43 Mississippi
4 Illinois 44 Idaho
5 Delaware 45 North Dakota
6 Louisiana 46 Nebraska
7 Oregon 47 Missouri
8 California 48 Montana
9 Hawaii 49 South Dakota
10 Texas 50 Wyoming

Best vs. Worst

Vermont has the fewest teen driver fatalities per 100,000 teens, 1.83, which is 10.5 times fewer than in Wyoming, the state with the most at 19.30.

Nebraska has the lowest share of major roads in poor condition, 5.00 percent, which is 8.8 times lower than in Connecticut, the state with the highest at 44.00 percent.

Hawaii has the lowest premium increase after adding a teen driver to a parent’s auto-insurance policy, 8.10 percent, which is 18.9 times lower than in Rhode Island, the state with the highest at 152.70 percent.

Alaska has the fewest vehicle miles traveled per capita, 6,826, which is 2.4 times fewer than in Wyoming, the state with the most at 16,457.

 

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