Wyoming is the worst state for teen drivers, according to a new report released by WalletHub.
The 2019 Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers report compared the 50 states based on 23 key metrics. It named the safest state as Maryland, followed by New York and Massachusetts.
- 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.
WalletHub analyzed the teen-driving environment in the 50 states across three key dimensions: 1) Safety, 2) Economic Environment, and 3) Driving Laws.