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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2021’s 10th best state for teen drivers

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2021’s 10th best state for teen drivers, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of seven teens dying every day from motor vehicle injuries, the personal-finance website WalletHub Tuesday released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers.

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.

Teenage Driving in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 5th – Teen Driver Fatalities per 100,000 Teens
  • 18th – Teen DUIs per 100,000 Teens
  • 1st – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
  • 3rd – Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
  • 10th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 7th – Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws
  • 1st – Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws

Here are the top 5 best states for teen drivers:

  1. New York
  2. Oregon
  3. Connecticut
  4. Alaska
  5. Massachusetts
Here are the top 5 worst states for teen drivers:
  1. Wyoming
  2. Idaho
  3. South  Dakota
  4. Montana
  5. Missouri

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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