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Postby chadlincoln » Fri May 26, 2006 2:00 pm

Congrats too all NEasterners. ;-D :-D

Try to take the driving test yourself. I got an 80.

http://www.gmacinsurance.com/SafeDrivin ... ertest.asp

http://www.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/05/26/dum ... index.html

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.

The test and an accompanying survey were completed by 5,288 licensed drivers including at least 100 from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The survey asked about responses to specific driving situations.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri May 26, 2006 2:24 pm

i tried taking the test and partway through it stalled. alot of the questions seems ambigious and stupid

edit:i took it again and got a 75
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Postby knapplc » Fri May 26, 2006 2:24 pm

I got an 80 too. It doesn't tell you which ones you missed, which sucks. I'd like to know.
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Postby knapplc » Fri May 26, 2006 2:25 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:i tried taking the test and partway through it stalled. alot of the questions seems ambigious and stupid


Yeah, I noticed that too. There were some where the answer could be different based on circumstances.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri May 26, 2006 2:31 pm

Woo 75 I rule!!

Those questions were stupid though.

When should you always stop

At a red light
At a flashing red light
When a cop tells you too
When there is a cliff?

I mean come on
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri May 26, 2006 2:42 pm

i didnt like the "if you get a flat tire on the highway, where should you stop"

in the right lane (hmmm...no, becasue other cars will want to use that lane)
off the pavement (i guess, but i probably dont want to jack up my car in soft dirt)
where a car can see you from 200 feet (kind of ambigious, that could be in the middle 2 lanes of the freeway)

i would pull off on the shoulder, you know, that little strip of pavement between the freeway and the grass
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 26, 2006 3:10 pm

Thank you for taking the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test. A score of 70% or better is considered passing on a state written drivers test. Based on your answers, you have the following score: 75.0


I almost crashed my car the first time I drove by making a left turn at about 50mph :-D

If I passed this test everybody should :-D
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Postby knapplc » Fri May 26, 2006 3:17 pm

Looks like the Northwest and North Central states have the smartest drivers, according to this survey:



Average: 83.7 percent

1. Oregon 90.6
2. Washington 88.2
3. Vermont 87.5
4. Idaho 87.3 (Tie)
4. South Dakota 87.3 (Tie)
6. Montana 87.2
7. Nebraska 87.0
8. Kansas 86.8
9. Iowa 86.7
10. Wyoming 86.2
11. Wisconsin 86.1
12. Minnesota 86.0
13. Alaska 85.8
14. California 85.6
15. Indiana 85.2 (Tie)
15. Colorado 85.2 (Tie)
17. Michigan 85.1
18. North Dakota 85.0
19. West Virginia 84.8
20. Utah 84.5
21. Mississippi 84.4
22. Illinois 84.3
23. Tennessee 84.2
24. Texas 84.0 (Tie)
24. Kentucky 84.0 (Tie)
26. New Hampshire 83.9
27. Arkansas 83.8
28. Virginia 83.5
29. Arizona 83.4
30. Georgia 83.2 (Tie)
30. Louisiana 83.2 (Tie)
32. North Carolina 83.1 (Tie)
32. Maine 83.1 (Tie)
34. Ohio 83.0
35. Oklahoma 82.9
36. Alabama 82.8
37. Missouri 82.7 (Tie)
37. Delaware 82.7 (Tie)
39. Nevada 82.6
40. South Carolina 82.3 (Tie)
40. Florida 82.3 (Tie)
42. Pennsylvania 82.1
43. New Mexico 81.5
44. Connecticut 80.9
45. Hawaii 80.7
46. Maryland 79.5
47. New York 79.4
48. New Jersey 78.6 (Tie)
48. Massachusetts 78.6 (Tie)
50. Washington, D.C. 76.5
51. Rhode Island 75.1
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Postby Another Blown Save » Fri May 26, 2006 3:18 pm

My state rocks ;-D
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Postby Pacman » Fri May 26, 2006 3:20 pm

Aside from the test, I just want to say that I learned to drive in Massachuetts, and currently live and drive in Mass., and am well aware of the way we drive out here.

But, I also lived in California for 4 years when I was in the Navy, specifically in the SF Bay area, and in my opinion, drivers out there are WORSE than drivers here.

Mass. drivers are far more aggressive than Calif. drivers, but Calif drivers are wayyyy more clueless than Mass. People drive like maniacs out there... It was literally terrifying to commute back and forth to work on SF highways.


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