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Teen Driving In South Dakota Worst In U.S.


A new report shows that South Dakota has the worst teen drivers. US News and World Report published the study that focused on teen driving, with 11 variables that took teen fatalities, number of teen driver's licenses issued and road quality statistics into consideration. With more than 46,500 teen drivers, South Dakota scored a pitiful 41.72 in US News and World Report's methodology. The South Dakota Voices for Children has been actively involved in raising awareness about teen driving safety and lobbying for new laws that work to keep teens safe on the road. Joining the discussion are Greg Boris, Senior Policy and Program Specialist for South Dakota Voices for Children, Lori Storm, a teacher and Internship Coordinator at Stevens High School in Rapid City and also an advisor for a student group called "Crash Course," and Courtney Denett, who graduated from Rapid City Stevens this May and was a member of the student group "Crash Course" for two years and a member of the Stevens SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) all four years of high school.