Good news, parents! There's one less thing you have to worry about where your kids are concerned. Well, at least one strong fact that should, at least, slightly ease your mind.

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Apparently, New Jersey parents don't have to lose as much sleep as the majority of parents throughout the country when it comes to their teens getting behind the wheel. A new survey has revealed that New Jersey comes in at number 10 of the best states for teen drivers. Honestly, when you think about all the smack talk that goes around about how we drive here in this state, it really is awesome get some vindication in that department.

The study compares various metrics state-by-state, including insurance quotes, teen driving fatalities, and safety. The last one is where Jersey ranks really high. Congratulations, New Jersey! NJ's actually the second safest state in the US, if you can believe it. The safety metric examines components like miles traveled, teen traffic violations, seat-belt rates, and road qualities.

New Jersey didn't do too shabby in any category, really. Wallethub's Diana Polk, the communications manager for the organization responsible for the survey, was able to break down the survey's findings for New Jersey even further.

Teenage Driving Stats in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 5th – Teen Driver Fatalities per 100,000 Teens
  • 18th – Teen DUIs per 100,000 Teens
  • 1st – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
  • 3rd – Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
  • 10th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 7th – Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws
  • 1st – Presence of Impaired-Driving Laws

These particular bullet points combined with further analysis lead to New Jersey being named the 10th best state in the nation for teen drivers. Of course, parents will always worry about their kids. The good news is, you don't have to stress as much as some other parents around the country. To check out the complete report, you can click HERE.


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