Every teen wants the keys to the car, but which states are best suited for this rite of passage?

I'm very close in age to one of my older brothers, so as a teen in high school my parents weren't in a hurry for me to get my license since my brother was around to drive me if needed. Poor guy had to tote me around to every practice, game and student body function. I'm sure he appreciated that... not! It's something we all want at the age of 16. It's a symbol of adulthood and freedom.

I wonder if we knew that car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, we'd be so eager to jump behind the wheel. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nevertheless, we want those keys and we want them now.

So which states are most ready for teen drivers?

WalletHub attempted to answer this question with their list of Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers. In their research they looked at the number of fatalities involving teen drivers, average cost of repairs, and even the number and severity of laws regarding impaired driving.

Louisiana came in with high marks, ranking at number 6. Texas also found itself in the top 25 at number 24. Arkansas wasn't terrible, but came in at number 36.