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UPDATED: Feb 25, 2020

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This won’t come as news to many, but poor drivers abound on America’s roads. Now we have the results of the 2008 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test as proof of such. The survey, which polled over 5,500 Americans in all 50 states, shows 16.4 percent of drivers would not pass a written driver’s test if taken today. This number represents approximately 33 million licensed drivers! The test used was a sampling of 20 actual exam questions.

Some of the more interesting findings are as follows:

  • Kansas drivers recorded the best scores at 84 percent.
  • New Jersey drivers recorded the lowest scores at 70 percent.
  • 20 percent of women failed the sample test, while 13 percent of men failed.
  • The top five states were Kansas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Idaho and Minnesota.
  • The bottom five states were New Jersey, Washington, D.C., New York, Massachusetts, and Georgia.

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