New Jersey drivers finish last

June 2, 2008 6:32:00 PM PDT
New Jersey drivers are reacting to a new survey which says they aren't the brightest when it comes to safety on the road. In fact, the survey ranked New Jersey drivers at the bottom of the list when it comes to knowing the driving rules.

"I can't say that I am surprised from what I see out on the road, but I'm still a little sorry to hear that," said one resident.

These are sad results from a survey for a state with over six million motorists who are apparently unknowledgeable.

"A person went around me and didn't realize that I was waiting for someone to cross," explained another driver.

The online survey by GMAC contained multiple choice questions like this:

When you approach a school bus with flashing red lights, you should

A) Stop when approaching a bus from either the front or rear.
B) Slow when approaching a bus from the front or rear.
C) Stop only when approaching from the front.
D) Stop only when approaching a bus from the rear.

The answer is A. One woman answered the question correctly for us, and then proceeded to drive away without wearing a seatbelt or using a turn signal.

"You have to be tough to drive in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, but when it comes to pen and paper. I think we could all use a refresher," said MichelLe Mount of AAA.

Parking lots are apparently dangerous in New Jersey too.

Click here to visit the GMAC website and take the test yourself.

The state of New Jersey also makes its driver's manual available online at http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/About/manuals.htm.


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