There are few rites of passage in life that rival the excitement of getting a driver's license. But for teens who get behind the wheel, that excitement can quickly turn to danger.

According to the CDC, in 2019, nearly 2,400 teens aged 13–19 in the U.S. were killed in car accidents, and about 258,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes.

To help parents ensure their teens' safety when driving, WalletHub analyzed the teen-driving conditions across the country using 23 key metrics evaluating the safety, economic environment, and driving laws in each of the 50 states.

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