Here are some nice thoughts for the holiday weekend. Those of us in the northeast are the worst drivers in the country. Ranked last, based on results from a standardized driving multiple choice test, are Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Where are the best drivers?
The best drivers live in Oregon, Washington, and Vermont.
Here are some interesting results from the test, which gives us something to think about on a weekend that generally inclused barbecues, alcohol, and driving to friends’ houses:
Approximately one in three drivers said they usually do not stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. At least one out of five drivers did not know that pedestrians in a crosswalk have the right of way. At least one in five also did not know that roads are most slippery when it first starts to rain after a dry spell.
The test was created by GMAC based on questions asked in all written state driving exams. What score would you get? Take the test and wee for yourself.
As of now, it seems like the huge amount traffic sent to GMAC’s website from Consumerism Commentary has caused the company to temporarily disable the online test. (Actually, the traffic was probably from CNN, but we can dream.)