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2014's Best & Worst States for Teen Driving

Updated: 06/20/2014 9:13 AM
Created: 06/17/2014 10:42 AM KSTP.com
By: McKenzie Gernes

More teens obtain their driver's licenses during the summer than any other season, which means their parents' auto expenses also rise accordingly.

Wallet Hub created an in-depth analysis of Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers.

With an average of 260 teen deaths resulting from auto accidents during the summer months, this study is helpful for parents of young drivers.

The driving conditions for teens in the U.S. states is based on 16 key metrics, broken down into categories that look at the safety conditions, economic environment, and driving laws of each state.

Parents can use this information to take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their teens and the health of their wallets in the coming summer months.

2014's Best States for Teen Drivers

1. New York
2. Hawaii
3. Illinois
4. Oregon
5. Rhode Island
6. Massachusetts
7. Maryland
8. Delaware
9. Washington
10. Nevada

2014's Worst States for Teen Drivers

41. Arizona
T-42. Missouri
T-42. South Carolina
44. Montana
45. Arkansas
46. Wyoming
47. Oklahoma
48. Nebraska
49. Mississippi
50. South Dakota
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Minneapolis/St. Paul

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  • Thu Mostly sunny
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  • Fri More clouds than sun
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  • Sat Cloudy
    30° | 22°
  • Sun Snow showers developing in the afternoon
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