With teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season, personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers.
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.
The three best states for teen drivers are New York (1), Oregon (2), and Connecticut (3). The worst are Wyoming (50), Idaho (49), and South Dakota (48).
Rhode Island is among the states with the fewest teen driver fatalities per 100,000 teens, at 1.10, which is 15.9 times fewer than in Wyoming, the state with the most at 17.45.
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