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    Test scores are in: Northeast still has dumbest drivers

    Insurance company exam indicates one in 11 drivers would fail state licensing exam.
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    May 26, 2006; Posted: 3:00 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT)
    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 20-question test was based on questions asked in state driver's license examinations. A score of 70 or higher is required to pass a standard state test.
    The failure rate for drivers in northeastern states was about 16 percent, according to GMAC Insurance. The failure rate for drivers in northwestern states was from one to seven percent.
    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.
    (Cheat alert: The following paragraph includes some answers to the test.)
    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.
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    That is why the northeast is ........... ghey

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    Well, the percentage is very low for NYC bc/ no one drives! OK, the taxi's, limo's and busses do.....


    Plus, when I was living there, I purposely drove reckless in the winter
    ! Of course, while no other traffic around!

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    I doubt they are half as bad as LA drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    I doubt they are half as bad as LA drivers.
    Like Atlanta and what I heard about LA, the traffic does not move. How could they be bad drivers?

    OVER POPULATED AREA'S and one MAJOR highway blows!!!!

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    Driving???
    Big deal...

    What were the scores in the parenthood test???

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    Northeast drivers are bad because of all of the non-English speaking stupid immigrants.
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    There are shitty drivers where ever you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Snafu
    Northeast drivers are bad because of all of the non-English speaking stupid immigrants.
    Quote Originally Posted by fufu
    There are shitty drivers where ever you go.

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    Sure the northeast has the dumbest drivers, but we also have the highest income. That just goes to show that we focus our attention on important things, not stupid shit like DRIVING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fufu
    Substitution, my friend.



    If bad North East drivers = non-English speaking immigrants and There are shitty drivers where ever you go. Then

    Northeast drivers are bad because of all of the non-English speaking stupid immigrants.
    equates to

    There are non-English speaking stupid immigrants where ever you go.

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    Explaining a joke: killing humor since 1942.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOMS
    Explaining a joke: killing humor since 1942.
    LAWL.

    Sorry, I'm not very articulate when it comes to some things. Namely humor.


    But back to topic, I totatly agree that the shittiest drivers are in the Northeast. I see it every friggin day.

    I was just driving down a road, some fat hag totatly cuts me off by taking a left out of a parking lot. She is going nuts- swearing, screaming, making crazy gestures with her hands. I just gave her the "you're a fucking dumb ass" look.

    She blanantly cuts me off almost causing and accident and she thinks it'
    s my fault? Some people don't have the slightest comprehension of the rules of the road. These are people who have probably driving much longer than me.

    and for the record: I am an excellent driver.
    Maybe it is because I'm not from the Northeast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fufu
    But back to topic, I totatly agree that the shittiest drivers are in the Northeast. I see it every friggin day.
    I've lived in four states and the worst I've seen so far are the snowbirds of Phoenix, Arizona. For those who don't know what snowbirds are: They are retired people (read: old) who live in small towns that live in Phoenix during the winter, when its about 70 degrees. They come from little towns that don't have any stoplights and, apparently, don't know what to do with them. Every winter snowbirds are responsible for many traffic accidents, and fatalities.

    Quote Originally Posted by fufu
    and for the record: I am an excellent driver.
    That's good to know...


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