NY drivers get bad grade in new study

May 28, 2010 4:12:27 AM PDT
This may not come as a huge surprise, but apparently many New York drivers are lacking the rules of the road. A new survey found New York came in dead last when it comes to knowing the driving rules.

According to a the survey, New Yorkers aren't just bad when it comes to traffic safety knowledge, they're the worst in nation. Ranked 51st when you include Washington D.C.

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Nationally, the average score was 76.2 percent. Drivers in Kansas did best averaging 82.3 percent. In New York, the average score was a 70.

Shockingly there was one question 85 percent of drivers got wrong: What to do when approaching a solid yellow light.

Should you:
A) Go through the intersection before it turns red
B) Stop if it is safe to do so
C) Be prepared to stop
D) Slow down and proceed with caution

The correct answer is B, stop if it is safe to do so.

Experts say most drivers, especially the elderly and those with violations should take refresher courses.

In the meantime, no jokes about Jersey drivers, then again they were next to last.

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