Fatalities Among Teen Drivers In Montana Is Astonishing

Growing up as a teen in Montana, I was far from the picture-perfect safe and cautious driver.

Honestly, I didn't realize how bad of a driver I was until I got a few years on me.

 It is easy to become distracted at a young age and lose track of what you're doing.

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MarketWatch recently compiled the figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Centers For Disease Control, and they paint a rather grim picture regarding teen driving fatalities.

Teen Driving Fatalities In Montana

According to a recent study conducted by MarketWatch, Montana teens are significantly more likely to get into a fatal crash than many other states across the nation.

  • According to data from MarketWatch, the percentage of traffic fatalities in Montana involving young drivers is 17.6%. That is roughly 35% higher than the rest of the nation.
  • Across the rest of the nation, in comparison, 13% of traffic fatalities involve young drivers.
  • The study also found that a driver's gender plays into the likelihood of an accident. I'm not terribly surprised by this data. Male drivers are much more likely to get in a wreck than young female drivers.

You can check out their full report HERE

Overall, Montana ranked fourth in the nation for traffic fatalities involving young drivers.

Top 5 States

  1. North Dakota
  2. Utah
  3. Delaware
  4. Montana
  5. Wisconsin

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