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The 10 safest and 10 most dangerous states for teen drivers

Credit.com Logo By Myles Ma of Credit.com | Slide 1 of 22: Teen drivers are safer in the Mid-Atlantic states than in the Midwest, according to an analysis by CarInsurance.com.The website analyzed the number of teen driver fatalities per capita, the strength of each state's Graduated Driving License (GDL) laws, teen drinking and driving rates, teen emailing/texting and driving rates and average annual insurance costs for teen drivers.In 2015, 2,898 teens' passenger vehicle drivers were involved in fatal vehicle crashes nationwide, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). While that represents a slight uptick from the prior year, teen drivers are much safer than they were in the 1970s, when they were involved in close to 10,000 crashes a year.

Teen Driver Deaths

Teen drivers are safer in the Mid-Atlantic states than in the Midwest, according to an analysis by CarInsurance.com.

The website analyzed the number of teen driver fatalities per capita, the strength of each state's Graduated Driving License (GDL) laws, teen drinking and driving rates, teen emailing/texting and driving rates and average annual insurance costs for teen drivers.

In 2015, 2,898 teens' passenger vehicle drivers were involved in fatal vehicle crashes nationwide, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). While that represents a slight uptick from the prior year, teen drivers are much safer than they were in the 1970s, when they were involved in close to 10,000 crashes a year.

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