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    Default Which state has the dumbest drivers? How did your state do?

    I am really shocked that Texas is above average!

    These are the rankings and average scores for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the GMAC Insurance driving test.

    Story: Test scores are in: Northeast still has dumbest drivers

    Average: 83.7 percent

    1. Oregon 90.6

    2. Washington 88.2

    3. Vermont 87.5

    4. Idaho 87.3 (Tie)

    4. South Dakota 87.3 (Tie)

    6. Montana 87.2

    7. Nebraska 87.0

    8. Kansas 86.8

    9. Iowa 86.7

    10. Wyoming 86.2

    11. Wisconsin 86.1

    12. Minnesota 86.0

    13. Alaska 85.8

    14. California 85.6

    15. Indiana 85.2 (Tie)

    15. Colorado 85.2 (Tie)

    17. Michigan 85.1

    18. North Dakota 85.0

    19. West Virginia 84.8

    20. Utah 84.5

    21. Mississippi 84.4

    22. Illinois 84.3

    23. Tennessee 84.2

    24. Texas 84.0 (Tie)

    24. Kentucky 84.0 (Tie)

    26. New Hampshire 83.9

    27. Arkansas 83.8

    28. Virginia 83.5

    29. Arizona 83.4

    30. Georgia 83.2 (Tie)

    30. Louisiana 83.2 (Tie)

    32. North Carolina 83.1 (Tie)

    32. Maine 83.1 (Tie)

    34. Ohio 83.0

    35. Oklahoma 82.9

    36. Alabama 82.8

    37. Missouri 82.7 (Tie)

    37. Delaware 82.7 (Tie)

    39. Nevada 82.6

    40. South Carolina 82.3 (Tie)

    40. Florida 82.3 (Tie)

    42. Pennsylvania 82.1

    43. New Mexico 81.5

    44. Connecticut 80.9

    45. Hawaii 80.7

    46. Maryland 79.5

    47. New York 79.4

    48. New Jersey 78.6 (Tie)

    48. Massachusetts 78.6 (Tie)

    50. Washington, D.C. 76.5

    51. Rhode Island 75.1

    Source: GMAC

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    Virginia didn't do too well but that doesn't suprise me. I know for a fact that New Jersey drivers are awful and DC drives are too. What is this test based off of???
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    Interesting that New York is well down on the list....I've never been to the US but I always had the impression that NY was one of the busiest cities.
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    I can't believe that South Carolina scored so well. My parents have had 4 cars totalled there over the years by way of other people's mistakes.

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    This might be a dumb question, but what kind of test was this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleeksilver
    I know for a fact that New Jersey drivers are awful
    <SNIFF> <----hurt feelings



    NJ has too many PA and NY drivers on it's roads. That's the reason.

    But tied with MA? The agony!

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    Quote Originally Posted by popwud
    Interesting that New York is well down on the list....I've never been to the US but I always had the impression that NY was one of the busiest cities.
    It is by state not by city. Many NY city dwellers don't drive, or don't drive much.

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    wow so the dumbest people are indeed in washington

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    It would be interesting to find out what the test results are based on, since the ratings themselves don't tell us much unless we know what they measure.

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    Why do you guys pick on New Yorkers?
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