LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Parents in Maryland may not need to worry as much when it comes to their teen getting behind the wheel of a car.

Maryland comes in 7th in a study conducted by for the best and worst states for teenage drivers. New York comes in at number 1, with Hawaii and Illinois following.

South Dakota is ranked as the worst state for teen drivers, with Mississippi and Nebraska following behind. Virginia is ranked at 16th.

According to the CDC, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for teenagers between the age of 16 and 19, having the highest crash rate of any age group.

Maryland also ranks fourth for highest average cost of car repairs at number 47.

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