We've all been there before, a teenage driver. For some, you started in a small town. For others, it was in a big city. With as many people who moved to the Treasure Valley, we all learned to drive in different atmospheres. 

Did you know that Idaho is one of the worst states for teenage drivers?


Getting your driver's license is a rite of passage for a teenager. It gives you a sense of freedom. Unfortunately, that rite of passage is turning into a death sentence for thousands of teens each year, with it being the leading cause of death among teenagers from 16 to 19. 

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WalletHub and their experts released a list of the "Best & Worst States For Teen Drivers." They also shared that motor vehicle crashes involving 13-to-19-year-olds result in around $40.7 BILLION per year in costs from medical expenses and work loss. That number is staggering! You should also know that number doesn't calculate auto maintenance costs, insurance premiums, possible traffic tickets, and other vehicular incidents.

What are the most significant risks teen drivers are facing? 

 Teen drivers are more distracted when driving with their peers, and cell phone use distracts all drivers, regardless of age. Speed is a risk for all drivers; on average, teen drivers tend to drive faster. 

Look: 10 Worst States For Teen Drivers

In order to determine the best and worst states for teen drivers, WalletHub analyzed the teen-driving environment in the 50 states across three key dimensions: 1) Safety, 2) Economic Environment, and 3) Driving Laws.

Crashes like this one remind us that we need to be more attentive when we are driving. This was a pretty scary crash, all caught on a dashcam. Continue reading for ten bad habits that your teenage driver needs to make sure they're not doing.

This Boise Crash Reminds Drivers To Be Attentive

While this crash has made the rounds online--we hope that everyone involved in this is safe and unharmed. It offers a public reminder to be attentive when driving here in the Treasure Valley

Before hitting the road, you should ensure your teenage driver knows about these bad habits. They could get into some big trouble with the police. 

10 Bad Driving Habits That Could Get You in Trouble With the Police in Idaho

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