1 In 5 Americans Would Fail Driver’s Test

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you’re one of the 31 million Americans road-tripping this weekend, chances are you’ll come across a driver — or two — that doesn’t seem to know the rules of the road.

But are you really as smart a driver as you think you are?

According to GMAC insurance, 37 million Americans would fail a driver’s test if they had to take it again. That’s one out of every five drivers.

The average score for Pennsylvania drivers is 77 percent with 19 percent failing their driver’s test. That ranks Pennsylvania 26th nationwide – smack dab in the middle.

The average score for Pittsburgh drivers is 73 percent with 31 percent failing their test.

Kansas has the best drivers — only 8 percent failed their test while the worst drivers are in Washington DC where 34 percent failed.

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GMAC Insurance: Driver’s Test Map

  • Mayor of GBD

    Turn signal are manditory (not an option), headlight use with wipers (not just daytime running lights so that all your parking lights are on and drivers can see you from behind), yeild on a ramp means STOP if someone else is approaching (they are not required to move over) and my biggest pet peeve is when an emergency vehilce approches, regardless of your direction of travel you are REQUIRED to pull as far to the right as possible AND STOP until they pass.

  • CW

    No need for a road trip, drive the roads here in Pittsburgh. Chances are those statitics would be much higher. My personal favorites are the construction signs at merge points that ask drivers to “take thier turn”

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