Monday, June 01, 2009

Texas Doesn't Lead the Way

One in four Texans fail insurer's test on rules of the road | Top stories | - Houston Chronicle: "You can take the entire thing online at

The survey tracks our national driving IQ from year to year, and also ranks the passing rates of drivers from all 50 states. 

Texas, I’m somewhat happy to report, ranks right in the middle, at No. 24. The most knowledgeable drivers are from Idaho and Wisconsin; they tied for first place. New York drivers scored the lowest out of all states, followed by New Jersey drivers. As someone who has lived and driven in both those states, I can’t say I’m too surprised.

But before we Texans get too smugly complacent, let’s look more closely. More than 23 percent of Texans still failed the written test. And we did worse than last year, when we were No. 18."

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