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Teen Drivers

Teen Drivers

South Dakota is the second worst state in the nation for teen drivers.


News Staff - June 12, 2018

UNDATED - 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 today 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, WalletHub 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.

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

45th – Teen Driver Fatalities per Teen Population
48th – Teen DUIs per Teen Population
45th – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
36th – Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
36th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
28th – Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws
31st – Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws

For the full report, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-for-teen-drivers/4598/



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