Idaho Is The Worst State For Teen Drivers
As a teen do you remember how you couldn't wait to get your drivers license? I remember the day that I became eligible to get my drivers permit I was first in line at the DMV. A license represented independence, freedom and the opportunity to go places with my friends sans my parents. I also remember all the mistakes I made as a young inexperienced driver, looking back at it... it's pretty scary that at age 16 It was legal for me to drive a 3000 pound weapon. Why do I call it a 3000 pound weapon? Have you been downtown on a Saturday night? The kids and frankly some of the adults cruising are hardly cruising... it's more like racing from one red light to another. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about cruising downtown but sometimes I wonder if 16 or 17 year olds should be driving in Idaho. I say this because Idaho has been determined to be one of the worst states for teen drivers. How bad? Idaho is rated 49 out of 50. Should the new drivers license minimum age be 18?
See the top 10 best and worst states for teen drivers and the methodology below compliments of WalletHub.
"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 the number of teen driver fatalities to the average cost of car repairs to the presence of impaired-driving laws."
|Best States for Teen Drivers||Worst States for Teen Drivers|
|1. New York||41. South Carolina|
|2. Oregon||42. New Hampshire|
|3. Connecticut||43. Arkansas|
|4. Alaska||44. Nebraska|
|5. Massachusetts||45. Mississippi|
|6. Michigan||46. Missouri|
|7. Minnesota||47. Montana|
|8. Texas||48. South Dakota|
|9. Maryland||49. Idaho|
|10. New Jersey||50. Wyoming|