Macomb Local News
The personal-finance website Wallethub released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers today. This was released due to teens obtaining driver’s licenses during the summer more than every season and an average of six teens die every day from motor vehicle injuries. 
 
Wallethub compared the 50 states based on 23 key metrics to determine the safest and least costly driving environments for U.S. teenagers. The research concluded that Illinois is the 4th best state for teenage drivers. The data in the report covers a wide range of factors, including the following:
 
Teenage Driving in Illinois (1=Best; 25=Avg)
15th – Teen Driver Fatalities per Teen Population
2nd – Teen DUIs per Teen Population
17th – Avg. Cost of Car Repairs
1st – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
3rd – Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
6th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
6th – Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws
25th – Quality of Roads
1st – Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws
 
The full Wallethub report can be seen here