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NW states among best for teen drivers

Wednesday, July 23, 2014by  Jon Osterberg

NBC News reported recently on the best and worst states for teen drivers, noting WalletHub's findings on key metrics like cost of car repairs, impaired-driving laws, and teen-driver fatalities.
   Northwest states ranged from Oregon, ranked No. 4, to Washington at No. 9 and Idaho at No. 37. The best overall states? New York, Hawaii, and Illinois.
   Some noteworthy findings:

  • Lowest teen driver fatalities per licensed teen drivers: Washington is No. 5, while neighbor Montana is No. 46.
  • Highest average cost of car repairs: California ranks behind only New Jersey.
  • Oregon ranks 3rd for safety conditions and driving laws.

See the full report, and check out the poor scores for the worst state for teen drivers – South Dakota.

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