According to a study by Insurance Company, the drivers of New York are least familiar with the rules of the road and adjoining New Jersey motorists are almost terrible at driving.
A statement has been given by GMAC Insurance, which says that the national average for the test was 76.2 %, with below 70 considered failing. New York drivers scored an average of 70 percent, and New Jersey motorists averaged 70.5 %. Kansas drivers ranked first, with an average score of 82.3 %.
If this test is applied on National level then almost 20% of licensed drivers or about 38 million motorists are no eligible for driving on the roads and would not be able to clear a state-issued written exam if taken today. The national test average fell from 76.6 percent in 2009, and 78.1 percent in 2008.
“What we have seen pretty typically is obviously New York and New Jersey do poorly, and those areas that have really large urban population centers,” said Wade Bontrager, Senior Vice President of marketing at Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based GMAC Insurance.
The test of 20 questions from state Department of Motor Vehicle exams was taken by 5,202 licensed drivers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C., motorists were third from the bottom, with an average score of 71.9 %. Connecticut ranked No. 34 this year, with an average score of 76.3.