you worried about your own safety while taking a walk
downtown? Do you feel unsafe due to a chance of getting
hit by some careless driver who doesn't know the rules of the road?
Well you might want to steer clear of New York, New Jersey,
Washington D.C., Boston and Florida.
Those places top this year's list of the states with the worst
drivers, according to a survey performed by a top insurance
company. "It's discouraging to see that overall average test scores
are lower than last year," said Wade Bontrager, a senior vice
president for GMAC Insurance. For the past five years GMAC has
surveyed more than five thousand people across America with 20 test
questions taken from various state driving tests. It turns out most
Americans have difficulty with some of the questions like what type
of lights to use in foggy weather, what first aid and emergency
kits should contain in your vehicle.
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If the numbers from the survey were true for the entire U.S.
population, it would mean that one in three licensed drivers would
not pass a written drivers exam if taken today. The overall
scores fell from 74.5 percent last year to 74.1 percent this
year. Seventy-five percent could not identify the correct
action to take when approaching a steady yellow traffic light which
is to stop if it's safe and many remained confused by safe
following distances. The goal of the test is to help educate
drivers and people need to remember the rules because the educated
drivers are the ones who are also the safe drivers.
"American drivers need to make
safety a top priority and be aware of the rules of the road at all
times," Bontrager said."The National Drivers Test
allows everyone to brush up on their driving knowledge with a brief
refresher course." In Florida for example 30 percent of traffic
fatalities involve a drunk driver and in this state percentages are
significantly higher than the country's average. Careless driving
is Boston's biggest driving problem that needs to be resolved.
Around half of the car crushes in the state are caused by
distracted driving a.k.a. cell phones, Ipods and DVD players.
Why some regions tend to drive better than
others? It might be because people drive in very congested
areas tend to lose sight of the rules of the road. The surveys say
peope who live in a big cities with large metropolitan areas tend
to take public transport more often.It doesn't mean you should
avoid the states with higher rates of "bad" drivers, just plan your
things right and be extra cautious while you are there. Shay Tressa
a statistics expert said: "Boston drivers have always had such a
bad reputation. I lived there for nearly 10 years, and while
Bostonians may drive fast, for the most part, they're safe, smart
drivers. Florida is another story altogether. I've been in more
near-miss accidents and seen more multi-car pileups in Florida than
anyplace else I've lived; and if I didn't have quick reflexes and
defensive driving skills, I shudder to think what might have
happened. Suffice it to say that my husband sold his motorcycle
shortly after we moved to Florida because he didn't feel it was
safe to drive here and bear in mind, we used to ride in the Boston
area! So I completely agree with the assessment of Florida having
the nation's worst drivers."
In case you are wondering where does your state rank? We
provide you with list how each state fared from worst to
51: New York
50: New Jersey
49: Washington, D.C.
47: Rhode Island
45: West Virginia
43: New Hampshire
37: North Carolina
30: South Carolina
29: New Mexico
14: North Dakota
3: South Dakota
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