Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Jersey drivers the dumbest in the Nation

New Jersey may rank at the top in general education scores but that somehow doesn't mean a thing when it come to how stupid we are when it comes to our driving. GMAC Insurance again released its results on driver competence (see CNN story) where they polled drivers of their behaviors and tested them using questions from a general written drivers exam (not state specific). The results for New Jersey drivers were dismal; literally at the bottom of the barrel. Nearly 40% of New Jersey drivers would fail a sample driving test, which is 3.6% more then the next worst state. Unfortunately little has changed in the past 3 years GMAC has been doing the survey (see this GMAC Insurance web page).

U.S. Average Test Scores
(Source: GMAC Insurance)
Check out the below chart for the breakdown by state from this CNN sidebar. Naturally, you'll need to scroll all the way down to find New Jersey.

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