CNN reports that a whole lot of you probably do not belong behind the wheel of a vehicle:
Is it just your imagination, or do many of your fellow motorists lack even a rudimentary grasp of traffic laws?
Well, if a test administered by GMAC Insurance is any indication, one in six people cruising our highways and byways — roughly 36 million licensed drivers — would flunk their driver’s test if they had to take it today. Not only that, but based on the 2007 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test data the state with the most road-going dummies is New York, while the most knowledgeable ones are out West to Idaho.
Meanwhile, I’m a driving superstar! Oh yeah!
My highway pet peeves would include tailgaters (braking suddenly for them is always fun), people who have probably never looked up the word “yield” in a dictionary, people who think when the lights are out at an intersection they have the right of way all the time, and – I just added this one – the stupid woman in front of me yesterday who was on the cell phone and smoking with the same hand while passing me at over 70MPH.
You can check out the National Driving Test over here.