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Arizona ranked near bottom in terms of worst states for teen drivers


PHOENIX — Getting the keys to the car for the first time is a great feeling.

But for teenage drivers, the excitement of hitting the open road can overshadow the dangers for young motorists.

Looking at all 50 states, WalletHub compiled a list using safety, economic environment and driving laws of the best and worst places in the nation for teenage drivers.

Unfortunately for the copper state, Arizona ranked near the bottom, coming in at No. 47.

The state’s safety ranked 39th, while the economic environment came in at 47th. Arizona’s driving laws also saw a low score, landing at No. 37.

Another variable that played a part in the ranking was Arizona landing at 49th in terms of highest premium increases after adding a teen driver to a policy.

The top state in the ranking was Maryland, which boasted the second highest safety rating. New York was a close second, earning top marks in safety and third in driving laws.

Wyoming rounded out the list, recording the 50th worst safety rating and 46th worst driving laws.

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