According to GMAC Insurance, one out of every six US drivers would flunk their driver’s test if they had to retake the test today. The GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test named New York as the state with the most number of drivers likely to flunk their tests, with Washington DC, Illinois, New Jersey, and Georgia also named close to the top of the list.
Gary Kusumi, CEO and president of GMAC Insurance Personal Lines, says that the two questions that the majority of test takers got wrong had to do with what to do when approaching a steady yellow traffic light and what the proper distance a driver should be behind the car ahead.
Other notable results from the GMAC test included the following:
• Drivers over 34 were the ones that would most likely to past their driver’s test if they had to take their tests again.
• 55% of participants were unsure as to how many feet before turning left or right they should activate their turn signals.
Car accidents are frequently caused by driver inexperience, negligence, or carelessness. Speeding, drunk driving, failure to obey the driving rules, not paying proper attention, and drunk driving are common causes of motor vehicle crashes that can lead to serious injuries or death.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides the following traffic-related fatalities in Maryland in 2005:
Prince George’s County, had twice as many traffic-related deaths than any other county in Maryland, Washington DC, or Virginia with 134 deaths. Baltimore County logged in at 73 deaths. Montgomery County clocked in with 44 deaths. Anne Arundel County had 54 deaths. There were 40 traffic-related fatalities in Charles County and 33 deaths in Frederick County. Carroll County had 21 deaths. Baltimore City had 34 deaths. Cecil County had 21 fatalities.
Car accidents can lead to broken bones, burn injuries, internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and death.
If you have been injured in a car crash because of the negligent or careless actions of another driver, it is important that you try not to deal with the insurer of the negligent party by yourself. A good personal injury lawyer can protect your rights and make sure that you obtain the compensation that you are entitled to.
36 million drivers would flunk drivers tests, CNN.com, November 16, 2007
Prince George’s County leads region with 134 traffic deaths, Examiner.com, August 23, 2006
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