Massachusetts Is 2016’s 6th Best State for Teen Drivers

With more teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer than any other season and an average of 220 auto-related teen deaths occurring every month during the same period, the personal-finance website WalletHub today followed up on its analysis of the Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips with an in-depth look at  2016’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers.


We compared the driving conditions for teens in the 50 U.S. states based on 16 key metrics, which collectively speak to each state’s safety conditions, economic environment and driving laws. You can find a handful of highlights from the report below.

Teen Driving Conditions in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 4th – Number of Teen Driver Fatalities per Teen Population
  • 7th – Number of Teen DUIs per Teen Population
  • 27th – Average Cost of Car Repairs
  • 1st – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
  • 20th – Auto Insurance Premium Increase After Adding a Teen Driver to a Policy
  • 1st – Presence of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
  • 9th – Number of Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 28th – Provision of Occupant- Protection Laws
  • 19th – Quality of Roads
  • 25th – Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws

For the full report, please visit here.

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