Arkansas earns poor ranking for teen driving
Summertime is a popular time for road trips but it is also a popular time for new drivers to take the wheel. Teenagers tend to use the summer break to get their driver's licenses, and there's a new list out that ranks the best and worst states for teen drivers. WalletHub compared driving conditions for teens in all 50 states. Arkansas ranks 45th, one of the worst states for teen drivers. Among the best; New York, Hawaii, and Illinois. At the bottom of the list are Nebraska, Mississippi, and South Dakota. WalletHub used 16 key data points, including the number of teen drivers on the road in each state, teen driver fatality rates, and "Under the Influence" citations issued to teen drivers. An average of 260 teens are killed each month during the summer on the road.