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National Study Reveals Alabama Ranks 40th in the United States for Worst Teen Drivers

July 01, 2019

ANDALUSIA, ALABAMA – According to an online article published by, a national study conducted by WalletHub found that Alabama ranks 40th in the country for having the worst teen drivers, placing the state near the bottom of the pack.*

WalletHub analyzed teen drivers nationwide to determine which states had the best and worst teen drivers.  The three areas WalletHub investigated to reach a conclusion included safety, economic development, and driving laws.  The national study revealed that Alabama ties with Wyoming for having the highest rate of teen driving fatalities per teen population.  Motor vehicle accidents continue to be a leading cause of death nationwide for teens between the ages of 16 and 19.

Teen Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, drivers across the United States between the ages of 16 and 19 are twice as likely to be involved in an accident than young adults between the ages of 20 and 24.  Additional statistics of teen driving accidents nationwide include the following from 2016:

  • There were 2,288 fatal motor vehicle accidents involving passenger vehicles driven by teen drivers between the ages of 15 and 18;
  • There were 2,082 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents;
  • 58 percent of all passengers killed in accidents involving teen drivers between the ages of 15 and 18 were not wearing seatbelts;
  • Speeding was a factor in 31 percent of fatal motor vehicle accidents involving teen drivers;
  • Nearly 20 percent of teen drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents were drinking; and
  • 10 percent of fatal motor vehicle accidents involved teen drivers who were distracted at the time of the accident.

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