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States With the Worst Drivers

If you are wondering which states produce the worst drivers well, on top of the list is New York, New Jersey, Hawaii, and California. In a survey recently done these are the top four in the country.

The survey done by GMC Insurance told the story of these states not knowing the rules of the road very well. They don’t quite understand why, but they did state people need to know what the rules are and remember them after getting their license. Staying educated is key to being a safe driver.

GMC surveyed over 5000 drivers across the country giving them a series of test questions off the drivers test and most did not know what it meant when there is a solid yellow line on the center line. They also had no clue what to use for headlights while driving in the fog, their high or low beams.
If we was to go by these statistics across the country then this would mean over 41 million drivers on our roadways today could not pass a written driving test. Overall the north east came in last on the list with an average testing score of 74.5 percent and the passing score is a 70 %.
The key is knowing the rules of the road, and drive defensively. The question on the test across the US missed every year is whats a safe distance to follow a car. From teens till the age of 35 score the lowest and then after 35 the scores go back up. GMC chalks this up to age and experience.

Here is the top ten states with the worst drivers:

1. New York

2. New Jersey

3. Hawaii

4. California

5. Georgia

6. Rhode Island

7. Massachusetts

8. Washington D.C.

9. Florida

10. Connecticut

The state with the best drivers is: Idaho

At any rate no matter which state you live in it is best to make sure you know the rules of the road and drive defensively it just may not only give you a higher score on a test but it may just save your life!

November 9, 2010   No Comments