Teenage drivers are good, really good. How good of drivers are they? Better than Illinois adults for sure. Wallethub

Driver's Ed, getting behind the wheel for the first time, man that feels like a million years ago...But how cool was that? Now that most of us have kids of our own, the pure terror of seeing them behind the wheel is a whole other feeling. You worry about their safety, you worry more about all the other people out on the road and what they might do.

Catherine Yeulet

Getting a driver’s license is considered a rite of passage in American culture. But this exciting coming-of-age has instead become a death sentence for thousands of teens each year. Motor-vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among the population aged 16 to 19. - Wallethub

So how good are teenage drivers in Illinois? They are good, really good...Let's see how they rank across the country, how about #8 in the country!

Teenagers with car

Oregon - Driving Ranking 67.52

New York

New Jersey



West Virginia

Illinois - 60.00




WalletHub analyzed the teen-driving environment in the 50 states across three key dimensions: 1) Safety, 2) Economic Environment and 3) Driving Laws. We evaluated those dimensions using 23 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for teen drivers. 

We will still stress as parents, but this is pretty good news.


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