Nevada actually not a horrible place for teen drivers

With school out and more teens hitting the road throughout the day, it might be helpful to know just how dangerous Nevada roads are.

Good news: Despite a common assumption that Nevada is an unfit environment for any drivers, a recent Wallet Hub study shows that the Silver State is actually safest state in the nation for beginning motorists.

“We compared the driving conditions for teens in the 50 U.S. states based on 16 key metrics,” the report says. “The data is broken down into categories that examine the safety conditions, economic environment and driving laws of each state.”

Here are Nevada’s current rankings among the U.S.:

Teen Driving Conditions in Nevada (1=best)

18th – Teen Driver Fatalities per Licensed Teen Drivers

34th – Number of Teen “Under the Influence” Traffic Violations per Licensed Teen Drivers

12th – Impaired Driving Laws

1st – Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws

29th – Premium Increase after Adding a Teen Driver to Your Auto Insurance

10th – Teen Drivers as a Percent of Total Drivers

9th – Percent of Teen Population with Driver’s Licenses

6th – Quality of Roads

32nd – Average Cost of Car Repairs

Hey, it’s safer here than in South Dakota, guys.

Contact Ashley Casper at Find her on Twitter: @TheCasperA

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