Kansas is ranked 17th in a new study that names the best and worst states for teen drivers.
New York, Hawaii, Illinois are the top three states for teen drivers while Nebraska, Mississippi and South Dakota are among the worst according to Wallethub.com. Kansas received the highest marks of all its neighboring states.
States were rated in three categories: safety conditions, economic environment, and driving laws. Safety conditions included things like the percent of teens with driver's licenses, vehicle miles traveled and the number of teen fatalities. Economic environment pertains to the maximum cost of speeding tickets or other traffic violations.
Kansas scored low marks for having a high percentage of teens having driver's licenses. In fact, only South Dakota and Iowa scored lower on that metric. However, Kansas was considered one of the best states in the nation for having graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs. To learn more about GDL in Kansas, click here.