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Study: 1 in 5 Can't Pass A Driving Test

submitted on October 15, 2010 by jack69darin in "Member's Lounge"
If you spend any amount of time behind the wheel, the results of a recent national drivers test should scare you. And if they don’t, they should. In late May, GMAC Insurance reported that nearly 1 in 5 drivers -- or about 38 million Americans -- could not pass a written drivers test if they took it today.

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    Posted by jack69darin on October 15, 2010
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    I guess in light of the kid crashing his car into the DMV building after passing his test, does it really matter lol. Mr Green
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on October 15, 2010
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    I found this part interesting:

    "Pedestrians also have every reason to be afraid -- very afraid -- after hearing that fully 85 percent of those surveyed could not accurately identify the proper action to take when coming up on a yellow traffic light. Especially since one of the “answer options” for the question was: “Go through the intersection before it turns red.”"

    In other words, if you see a car and you're walking, start running Mr Green
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    Posted by pablos17 on October 15, 2010
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    I failed my written driving test when I moved to Indiana -didn't study at all. Didn't know you could only miss 2 questions from the signs section of the test and the 2 I missed were blacked out signs where I had to name the type of signs they were. I was so angry that I had to make another trip to the BMV.
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      Posted by sandyshore on October 15, 2010
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      I watched my daughter take part of her driving test, she hit the curb hard with the rear tire when parking with my vehicle and still passed. That's when I decided some of the testers just want to not have to get back in a car with certain drivers so they pass them.

      Of course, I still think most of us would need to brush up to pass the written portion of the test.

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