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WalletHub Study: 2021’s Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers

With teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of seven teens dying every day from motor vehicle injuries, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

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 the number of teen driver fatalities to the average cost of car repairs to the presence of impaired-driving laws.

Teenage Driving in California (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 10th – Teen Driver Fatalities per 100,000 Teens
  • 23rd – Teen DUIs per 100,000 Teens
  • 50th – Avg. Cost of Car Repairs
  • 1st – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
  • 48th – Premium Increase After Adding Teen Driver to Parent’s Policy
  • 3rd – Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
  • 9th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 1st – Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws
  • 44th – Quality of Roads
  • 35th – Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws

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This article was released by WalletHub.