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CarInsurance.com Identifies Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers

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Research finds Alaska and New Jersey have the most favorable conditions for young drivers while Montana and Arkansas are problematic for teens

 

Foster City, CA – July 7, 2020 – CarInsurance.com just updated its analysis of conditions for teen drivers in all U.S. states and published a ranking that weighs important factors, including:

 

  • Number of teen driver fatalities per 10,000 licensed teen drivers
  •  Breadth of Graduated Driving License (GDL) laws
  • Average annual insurance costs for teen drivers
  • Teen drinking and driving rates
  • Teen emailing/texting and driving rates
  • Seat belt use for 18-year-old to 44-year-olds

 

Since starting this study in 2016, CarInsurance.com has observed fluctuations among state performance while also noting certain consistencies. This year’s top and bottom states for teen drivers include:

Best states for teen drivers

Worst states for teen drivers

  1. Alaska
  2. New Jersey
  3. New York (last year’s winner)
  4. Washington
  5. Connecticut
  1. Montana
  1. Arkansas
  1. Missouri
  1. Louisiana
  1. Mississippi

 

Alaska was number one thanks in part to low teen driver fatality rates and relatively favorable teen driver insurance costs.

Review the complete report: Teen driver safety 2020: Best and worst states for teen drivers

The study provides teen safety and insurance rate data for all U.S. states and the District of Columbia and offers expert advice on how parents can best prepare their teen drivers to practice safe driving, including:

  • Serving as a role model
  • Discussing safety with teens
  • Learning your states GDL laws
  • Implementing your own restrictions
  • Cautioning teens about distracted driving
  • Enforcing consequences

 

“With many young drivers homebound for the past few months, it can be especially important to be aware of teen safety conditions as they resume gaining experience on the road,” notes Les Masterson, CarInsurance.com’s managing editor. “We’ve prepared this study so that families can be well-informed about the risks, challenges and costs particular to their area.”

 

Les Masterson is available for comment on this research and can provide advice on the best cars for teen drivers as well as answer questions on insuring a teen who lives away from parents and more.

 

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