As much as I hate to admit it, my son is almost ready to start driving. As a parent, I just want to keep him in a little protective bubble, but that's not reality. So, when I saw the latest report on teen drivers, it grabbed my attention.

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Late to the Steering Wheel

I didn't start driving until I was out of my teen years (That is another story for another day). So, the thought of my teenager out there in the big scary world navigating the streets of Evansville freaks me out. I need to hear that our Hoosier teens are good drivers.


How Indiana Teen Drivers Rank

WalletHub released the 2023 study of teenage drivers in all 50 states. They determined the ranks with certain criteria, and a table of metrics to score each one.

  • Safety
  • Teen Driver Fatalities
  • Quality of Roads
  • Driving Schools Per Capita
  •  Economic Environment
  • Driving Laws

I have some good news to share. Indiana is number 15 on the list of Best States for Teen Drivers! The states that are the worst for our teenage drivers are North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Missouri, and Montana.


The study finds that Oregon is the number 1 Best State for Teenage Drivers, and New York is number 2. That seems a little odd to me because most people don't even drive in New York.

Source: WalletHub

2023’s Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers

Sources: Data used to create this ranking were collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, EverQuote, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The Road Information Program, CarMD, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,, the Governors Highway Safety Association, American Automobile Association and WalletHub research

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According to High, there are 682 high schools in Indiana. 555 of those are public schools, while the remaining 127 are private. A majority of those schools have chosen typical mascots to represent them, like eagles, tigers, lions, jets, patriots, and so on and so forth. But, these 30 schools decided to go, well, a different direction.

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