NEW YORK — A new government study finds about 3 out of 4 older teens are driving, but rates vary widely by state and city.
Hawaii had the lowest percentage of teen drivers, at 53 percent. North Dakota and South Dakota had the largest, at about 90 percent.
The teen driving rate was as high as 85 percent a decade ago but has been declining.
The study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found roughly 75 percent of teens 16 and older are drivers.