Davenport Run - Saturday July 13, 2024

Join the Norcal Minis club for an epic drive from San Jose through the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains! Enjoy stunning vistas and wine tasting a...

Are You Experienced? Then You Likely Can't Pass A Driving Test

edmund's Auto Observer writes about a study by LeaseTrader.com of 500 men and women each with at least five years of driving experience that were given the same ten sample driver's exam questions as those found on written driving exams across the country. Those with the most driving experience, more than 20 years, scored nearly 18 percent lower than younger drivers. Men scored an average of 59 percent answers correct while women answered just 46 percent correct. Men had difficulty answering a question about the procedure for approaching a stopped school bus on the other side of a divided highway. While most men said you should watch for children and be ready to stop, the correct answer is stop and wait until flashing red lights are off.  Women had the most difficulty addressing the appropriate speed limit on primary and secondary state and federal highways. While most women said the speed limit is 65 mph the correct answer is actually 55 mph. Drivers of more than 20 years scored an average of 46 percent correct; between 10-20 years experience scored 58 percent correct; and between 5-10 years 64 percent correct. Not one person scored every question correct and more than three quarters of the entire exam population answered four or more questions incorrectly and, thus, failed.