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Georgia Ranked Among Top Ten States for Teen Drivers

Georgia ranks as one of the best states for teen drivers, according to WalletHub’s 2017 study.

Each of the 50 states was judged based in 21 categories, ranging from number of teen driver fatalities, to average cost of car repairs, to severity of impaired driving laws. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez says strict laws are why Georgia ranks so highly. 

“Teens have to be a bit older to get their full driver’s license in Georgia, and because of that we see that there’s a less of a share of teen drinking and driving, texting or emailing while driving, and we’re seeing that there are more driving schools per capita, and overall just less teen DUIs and fatalities while driving.”

Georgia ranks number one for having tough of distracted-driving and texting-while-driving laws.

Georgia ranked number 10 overall on the list, directly below New Jersey and above Alaska.