Iowa ranks in the top ten of a new survey testing drivers’ knowledge of the rules of the road. The national test conducted by G-M-A-C Insurance challenged some 53-hundred drivers in all 50 states and D.C. to answer 20 questions that are typical of state driver’s license exams.
About one in three said they usually don’t stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, one in five didn’t know pedestrians have the right of way, and the same number didn’t know roads are the most slippery when it first starts to rain. The quiz found about one in 11 drivers nationwide would fail a driver’s test.
The worst drivers were in Rhode Island, Washington D.C. and New Jersey, the best were in Oregon, Washington State and Vermont. Iowa’s drivers ranked 9th.