South Dakota Is 2019’s 2nd Worst State for Teen Drivers – WalletHub Study

WalletHub Release – With teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of six teens dying every day from motor vehicle injuries, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers as well as accompanying videos.

In order to determine the safest and least costly driving environments for U.S. teenagers, WalletHub compared the 50 states based on 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from number of teen driver fatalities to average cost of car repairs to presence of impaired-driving laws.

Teenage Driving in South Dakota (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 46th– Teen Driver Fatalities per Teen Population
  • 50th– Teen DUIs per Teen Population
  • 25th– Avg. Cost of Car Repairs
  • 44th– Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
  • 36th– Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
  • 28th– Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 28th– Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws
  • 25th– Quality of Roads
  • 33rd– Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws

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