Read More. The state's teen driver death rate surpassed the national average by percent, according to Erie's report. Behind the Numbers For our list of 10 cars teens want most, we used survey data from TRU, a youth marketing and research firm based in Chicago. Ubiquitous reports on Detroit's demise and reports of Volkswagen's reliability troubles also affect high schoolers, says TRU's trends director, Rob Callender. Apparently, when it comes to teenagers, Japan's got the right image in mind.
The state's teen driver death rate surpassed the national average by percent, according to Erie's report.
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Alabama's teen driving death rate exceeds the national average of adult drivers by percent. New Jersey's young drivers appear to be staying safe on the Turnpike. Rhode Island comes in as the third safest place in the country for teen drivers, falling 24 percent below the national average of crash death rates. Teens still want cars. New York's rate of fatal teen car crashes falls 33 percent below the national crash death rates for adults. Department of Transportation to find out how states compare in crash rates when teens are behind the wheel. Massachusetts' rate of fatal teen car crashes falls 22 percent below the national rate of