HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - According to a study by WalletHub.com, Mississippi is ranked the 8th worst state for teen drivers.
Motor-vehicle accidents continue to be the leading cause of death among people between the ages of 16 and 19, the age group with the highest risk of crashes, according to the study.
The website 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.
The data for Mississippi is determined below:
Teen Driving Conditions in Mississippi (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
- 42nd – Number of Teen Driver Fatalities per Teen Population
- 20th – Number of Teen DUIs per Teen Population
- 40th – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
- 46th – Presence of Teen Driver's Graduated Licensing Program Laws
- 47th – Number of Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
- 32nd – Quality of Roads
How did the rest of the nation rank? Flip through our slideshow or click through the interactive above to find out.
See the entire report here.