Maryland is safest state for teen drivers; VA, DC in top 15

Maryland is safest state for teen drivers; VA, DC in top 15

Nationwide, Maryland is the safest state for teen drivers, Virginia is seventh and DC is 15th, according to a recent study by CarInsurance.com.

The insurance website looked at five teen-driving metrics:

« Number of teen driver deaths per 100,000 population

« Effectiveness of graduated driverês licenses (GDL)

« Teen drinking and driving rates

« Average annual insurance costs for teen drivers, which are a reflection of the risk level for this driving group.

Maryland had just 0.3 driving deaths per 100,000 residents in 2015 and some of the strongest GDLês in the country. The rest of the top five were New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

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