WalletHub Study: Hawaii Is 2015’s 4th Best State for Teen Drivers
From WalletHub June 10, 2015
With teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than any other season and an average of 250 auto-related teen deaths every month during the same period, the leading personal finance website WalletHub followed up on its analysis of 2015's Safest States to Live In with an in-depth look at the Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers.
We compared the driving conditions for teens in the 50 U.S. states based on 16 key metrics. The data is broken down into categories that examine the safety conditions, economic environment and driving laws of each state.
Teen Driving Conditions in Hawaii (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
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- 9th – Number of Teen Driver Fatalities per Teen Population
- 4th – Number of Teen DUIs per Teen Population
- 29th – Average Cost of Car Repairs
- 1st – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
- 1st – Auto Insurance Premium Increase After Adding a Teen Driver to a Policy
- 13th – Presence of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
- 3rd – Number of Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
- 5th – Provision of Occupant- Protection Laws
- 1st – Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws