Wyoming Scrapes the Barrel on List of Best States for Teen Drivers
Every teen wants the keys to the car, but which states are best suited for this rite of passage?
I'm very close in age to one of my older brothers, so as a teen in high school my parents weren't in a hurry for me to get my license since my brother was around to drive me if needed. Poor guy had to tote me around to every practice, game and student body function. I'm sure he appreciated that... not! It's something we all want at the age of 16. It's a symbol of adulthood and freedom.
I wonder if we knew that car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, we'd be so eager to jump behind the wheel. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nevertheless, we want those keys and we want them now.
So which states are most ready for teen drivers?
WalletHub attempted to answer this question with their list of Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers. In their research they looked at the number of fatalities involving teen drivers, average cost of repairs, and even the number and severity of laws regarding impaired driving.
Wyoming really struggled coming in at number 49, making them the second worst state for teen drivers.
The Cowboy State has some of the highest increases on insurance premiums after adding a teen, some the most teen driver fatalities, and the most DUIs. Wyoming also has some of the highest car repair prices on average.