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dunkndollaz
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Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.05
At least according to The 2006 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test. (cnn.com) Rhode Island tops (bottoms ?) the list (cnn.com) as the state with the "dumbest drivers" and Oregon (pat yourselves on the back Lise & Guru) as the state with the smartest drivers. As a NJ driver, I am mildly surprised that we weren't the worst state.

You can take the test here (gmacinsurance.com) if you so desire. I just did and got a 90.



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Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

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Maryland came in at 46th and I'm not surprised. The things that drivers do here just boggle my mind.

I got 95% on the test, only getting #13 "wrong." It's a trick question to a Maryland resident because

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the right answer is "Always" according to the news.

In my county alone there are about 100 or so pedestrian deaths every year due to pedestrian error and they keep stressing to us in the news that that we have to yield to them always. I chose A for marked crosswalks because I've never seen an unmarked crosswalk in Maryland before. Maybe because it's not marked? I don't know.




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DrDirt
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Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.12
Only got 90%, marked uphill like a doofus. Would liked to have seen a question on whether turn signals are optional or not.

On a side note, our daughter turns 16 this summer and we are teaching her how to drive. A great way to demonstrate Einsteins "Theory of Relativity." God do I feel old.

On a side side note. With a written statement, 14 year olds can get a farm use license. Amazing how many get them living in Wichita. And a restricted at 15. Also abused. WE didn't let our daughter get one as we didn't think she was mature enough. I am getting old.

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Since: 11.12.01
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I got 90% also. That must be the old guy score, gentlemen.





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Since: 17.11.03
From: Tallahassee, FL

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90% as well. Damn that pedestrian right-of-way law.



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Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

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90%. Seriously. I got the Pedestrian question right though. I didn't understand what the headlights question was asking me.



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Since: 11.12.01

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.99
Wow. I got 100% Though I have been reading the driver's guide since I need to go take the Oregon test today.

Hey, speaking of weird driving things. Do people in other rural areas of the country also drive with their parking lights on? It is one of the things that I see all the time here.
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Since: 7.1.04

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100%. Hooray for me! I'm not sure I would've got that pesky uphill question right if I hadn't read this thread first.

I shouldn't be surprised that in most states a grade of 70 is still considered a passing - by my calculations that means you can get 6 wrong and still pass - what a shame.
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Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

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I got 90 last night, and I object to two of them.

I have to turn left across a highway to get home at night, and I have to cross in front of cars. You wait until it is safe, not until all cars have passed. It's uncontrolled - I'd never leave work if I waited for all cars ever.





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Since: 2.1.02
From: Seattle, WA

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Taking about 45 seconds to complete the test got me an 80%. If I answered based on how I ACTUALLY drive, it would've been much lower, I'm sure.



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