Summer is a popular time of year for teens to get their driver's licenses, but an average of 8 teens die every day in motor vehicle accidents. In fact, those accidents are the leading cause of death in the age group of 16 to 19-year-olds.

That is just one of the reasons that the personal finance website Wallet Hub gathered tons of information on 2023's Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers.

They compared all 50 states' teen driving environments in three main areas - 1) Safety, 2) Economic Environment, and 3) Driving Laws.

Within these areas, they considered teen driver fatalities, teen "under the influence" driving violations, teens texting and emailing while driving, the number of teens who always wear a seatbelt, quality of roads, cost of tickets, gas prices, cost of vehicle repairs, and much more.

Unfortunately, the news for young South Dakota drivers and their parents is somewhat disheartening.

Top 5 Worst States for Teen Drivers

  1. Montana
  2. Missouri
  3. Wyoming
  4. North Dakota
  5. South Dakota

Top 5 Best States for Teen Drivers

  1. Oregon
  2. New York
  3. New Jersey
  4. Connecticut
  5. Washington

To see this complete study, along with advice from experts in the field, just go to Wallet Hub. 

Source: Wallet Hub

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