Found out why New York was recently ranked number one for the safest state for teen drivers. 

School is just about finished for the year, and summer is about to begin. Teens obtain drivers' licenses more in the summer than any other season. That being said, there will be a lot more teen drivers out on the road.

An average of 226 auto-related teen deaths occur every month. The analysts at Wallethub have just completed a report of 2017's Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers.

In order to determine the safest and least costly driving environments for U.S. teenagers, Wallethub compared the 50 states based on 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from number of teen driver fatalities to average cost of car repairs to presence of impaired-driving laws.

New York was ranked number 1 overall. Here are the details:

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

  • 2nd – Teen Driver Fatalities per Teen Population
  • 5th – Teen DUIs per Teen Population
  • 22nd – Avg. Cost of Car Repairs
  • 1st – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
  • 2nd – Premium Increase After Adding Teen Driver to Parent’s Policy
  • 1st – Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
  • 1st – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 5th – Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws
  • 1st – Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws

Here's a look at what the Top 10 looked like:




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