How about this fantasy: 38 million fewer drivers on the nation’s highways?
That’s what we’d lose if all licensed drivers were required to take and pass a written drivers test, according to GMAC Insurance.
The company administered a 20-question test to 5,202 drivers. Pennsylvania drivers finished 39th in the U.S. with an average score of 75.8 percent (70 percent or higher is passing); but 25.3 percent of Pennsylvania respondents failed.
Why is that not surprising?
Overall, the results show that 18.4 percent of licensed Americans — or about 38 million drivers — would not pass a written drivers test exam if taken today.
Kansas ranked first with an average score of 82.3, while the bottom state, New York, had an average score of 70.
You can take the test at www.gmacinsurance.com. For the record, the Roundabout did so, and easily retained its driving privileges.