Insurance company study: 20% of American drivers ‘not fit’

A “Rules of the Road” knowledge test sponsored by GMAC Insurance found that 1 in 5 licensed drivers could not pass a written drivers test exam if taken today.

Kansas drivers had the best ranking on the test with a with 82.3 percent average score.

Washington State ranked 11th in the nation with an average score of 79.4 percent on the test, moving up from the 18th spot last year.

The worst ranked state was New York with only a 70.0 percent on the test.
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The test gauges your knowledge of the rules of the road. You can take the test by clicking here. The test ask general driving knowledge questions including:

  • What does a traffic light with flashing red mean?
  • What does a yellow flashing traffic signal mean at an intersection?
  • What does a solid yellow line on your side of the center mean?
  • What should you do when you approach a stopped school bus with flashing red lights?
  • What speed should you use when merging onto a freeway?

Knowledge of the Rules of the Road is important so that motorists can avoid traffic tickets and car accidents.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.

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