Top 5: Best And Worst Michigan Counties For Young Drivers
With the snow here you should be careful on the roads but also spring is on the way and that means more and more new young drivers. So while you our kid get ready to go out be careful and also watch out if you are in these 5 Best and Worst Counties for Young Drivers.
MLive has made a list on a variety of factors, such as total accidents, total accidents by teens and the percentage of accidents as well. The stats are from 2011-2015.
But here is the list of Good Counties, or counties with less than 5% of accidents caused by teens; #1 Calhoun, #2 Manistee, #3 Cheboygan, #4 Isabella, #5 Bay. Another note that Ingham and Jackson counties are fairly safe with 5.1% and 5.4% of accidents caused by teens, respectively.
And now what you are ready to see or kinda scared to see, the Top 5 Worst Counties for Teen drivers. The two numbers below are percentage of total accidents cause by teens Under 18 and under 21. Here we go with the Top 5; #5 - Benzie (15.4% U-18, 30% U-21), #4- Roscommon (15.9% U-18, 28.8% U-21) #3 - Chippewa (17.2% U-18, 28.5 U-21) #2 - Leelanau (18.1% U-18, 29.2% U-21) #1 - Montmorency (21.2% U-18, 27.3 U-21)
To see the full list and to see more about each county MLive have all of the stats and info here. Just another note, these statistics are from 2017 so some stats maybe be better or worse over 2018