Mass Ranks in Top 5 States for Teen Drivers

 by TWIW StaffJune 29, 2021

A new study by finds that Massachusetts is the fifth best state for teen drivers.

See the five best and worst ranked states in the country summarized in this video.

The study analyzed 23 key metrics to determine an overall score on a 100 point scale for each state. The study scored Massachusetts at 57.85 out of 100.

Within the individual metrics considered, Massachusetts ranked as follows in some key areas:

  • 1st – Presence of Distracted-Driving/Texting-While-Driving Laws
  • 2nd – Teen DUIs per 100,000 Teens
  • 3rd – Teen Driver Fatalities per 100,000 Teens
  • 3rd – Provision of Teen Driver’s Graduated Licensing Program Laws
  • 12th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 19th – Premium Increase After Adding Teen Driver to Parent’s Policy
  • 22nd – Avg. Cost of Car Repairs
  • 28th – Presence of Occupant-Protection Laws

Despite the high ranking of Massachusetts, two states in and around New England finished with a higher overall score.

State Rank Score
New York 1 64.92
Connecticut 3 59.01
Massachusetts 5 57.85
New Jersey 10 56.81
Maine 13 55.82
Rhode Island 20 54.07
Pennsylvania 24 51.86
Vermont 33 48.77
New Hampshire 42 44.49

To see the full study, how each state in the nation ranked and the methodology used to create the study's findings, visit


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