New Jersey Ranks as Top -10 State for Teen Drivers

If you drive in Lakewood you might chuckle at this, but New Jersey has been ranked as one of the best states for teenaged drivers.

According to personal finance site Wallethub, New Jersey is the 10th best state for young drivers, based on an overall score given to each state on 23 ket metrics.

New Jersey ranked 5th overall in the number of teen driver fatalities per 100,000 teens, 18th in teen DUIs, 1st in teenage distracted driving statistics, 3rd in provision of teen driver’s graduated licensing program laws, 10th in vehicle miles traveled per capita, and 1st overall on laws targeting impaired driving.

The importance of providing safe roads for teenage drivers cannot be overstated. In 2018, motor vehicle crashes involving teenagers resulted in $4.8 billion in medical costs and work loss, and that doesn’t even factor in expenses for auto repairs, insurance premiums, possible traffic citations, and other related costs.

The best state for teenage drivers is New York, according to Wallethub, followed by Oregon, Connecticut, Alaska, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, Maryland, and then New Jersey.

The worst state teenage drivers? Wyoming.

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1 COMMENT

  1. How could Wyoming be the worst state? No one lives there; it only has 580,000 residents, the Lakewood area has more than that; And it’s also one of the poorest states, how do teens have access to vehicles, alcohol & cell phones.

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