Louisiana Is 2018’s 6th Best State For Teen Drivers


NEW ORLEANS — The personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers. The report found Louisiana to be the 6th best state 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 number of teen driver fatalities to average cost of car repairs to presence of impaired-driving laws. Here's how Louisiana ranked in the report…

Teenage Driving in Louisiana (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
8th – Teen DUIs per Teen Population
27th – Avg. Cost of Car Repairs
1st – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
21st – Premium Increase After Adding Teen Driver to Parent’s Policy
3rd – Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
25th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
1st – Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws
21st – Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws

The main findings of the report are illustrated in this interactive map:

Read the complete report here.

– by Alexa Renée Harrison, associate news editor

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