[cp] D.C. drivers among least knowledgeable (Wash. Bus. Journal)
- This is a crosspost from ward5 Yahoo Group.
The question that I would like to add is, where online at DC.gov are the rules and regulations for driving and parking posted? -Jon
You can take the 20 question driver's exam here
Washington Business Journal - May 27, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 12:47pm EDT
D.C. drivers among least knowledgeable
Washington Business Journal - by Jeff Clabaugh
Drivers with District of Columbia licenses rank among the leastknowledgeable about the rules of the road in the nation, according to astudy by GMAC Insurance.
The insurance company surveyed licensed American drivers from acrossthe country by administering 20 questions taken from Department ofMotor Vehicles written exams. DC drivers averaged 71.9 percent on thetests, the third-worst showing in the nation. New York and New Jerseydrivers scored the lowest.
Nationwide, GMAC says nearly 20 percent of drivers, or about 38 million Americans, would not pass a written exam.
The national average was 76.2 percent, a lower showing than the same GMAC exam results last year.
"It's discouraging to see that overall test scores are lower thanlast year," said Wade Bontrager, senior vice president, GMAC Insurance."American drivers need to make safety a top priority and be aware ofthe rules of the road at all times."
Kansas drivers scored the best, at 82.3 percent.
Maryland drivers ranked 20th, at 78.2 percent, while Virginia drivers ranked 28th at 77.5 percent.