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.