Test scores are in: Northeast still has dumbest drivers
Insurance company exam indicates one in 11 drivers would fail state licensing exam.
May 26, 2006: 12:44 PM EDT
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - The tiny state of Rhode Island still ranks rock bottom in terms of driving knowledge, according to a national test conducted by GMAC Insurance. Oregon drivers answered the most questions correctly.
The test revealed that about one in 11 licensed drivers in the United States would fail a state drivers test, according to GMAC Insurance.
Rhode Island ranked last year, also, with an average score of 77. Last year, Oregon's average score was 89, which still placed at the top of the rankings that year.
Based on average scores, northwestern states generally ranked highest while the bottom-ranking states were mostly in the northeast. One exception was Vermont, which ranked third. Washington state drivers ranked second. Drivers in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia ranked at the bottom, with D.C. finishing just ahead of Rhode Island.
TRUST ME, Marc is correct. Just retired from driving a van for Seniors (7 years). Had a guardian angel on each fender and still had close calls daily. Enough was enough. Now I take care of them in their homes, one by one by one.
cruisinforever, seeing that you are from haverhill, reminded me of the few years I lived in Lowell. The Camaro was the favorite car of the Cambodian immigrants; only problem was that they didn't know about snow tires. It was always fun to watch them drive.
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