(Quiz) Are You A Good Driver?

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Most drivers assume they’re great behind the wheel. But we’ve all seen enough speeding, swerving and just downright questionable behavior on the road to realize some people are deluding themselves.

“Public polls show that most Americans think they are above-average drivers, which technically is impossible,” says Jonathan Adkins, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association. “When we overestimate our skill level, we put not only ourselves, but others on the road at risk.”

You can avoid tickets and fender benders (or worse!) by honestly assessing your driving ability. If it has been a while since you’ve dusted off your driver’s ed manual, take our quiz to see if your skills are still up to par or if it’s time for a defensive driving course to sharpen your skills.

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By Julie Russell

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  1. Birgit A Wolfe says

    This Quiz was a good refresher. Since I answered all 7 questions correctly, I feel confident in my “Road” knowledge.
    Thank you

  2. Tracy Wm Regan says

    When I was taught to drive it was called failure​ to stay right, you stayed in the right lane, leaving the left lane open for emergency vehicles.

  3. Frank williams says

    If at 60mph you have 3 seconds between you and the car in front of you, you will be 264 feet from that car. That is not realistic.

  4. Harnam Arneja says

    I am confused about the rule of left lane for passing . All lanes are full of traffic and you happen to drive in the left lane at the posted speed or even within 5 miles above the posted speed, is the driver behind you entitled to pass you by putting on blind lights or blinking blind
    lights. If so, the speeders are being encouraged to violate the posted speed and get you out of their way. Please enlighten.

    • Mark says

      Regardless what “other” people are doing, you should always to the “right” thing and and always pass left and drive “right” whenever possible….it’s just basic courtesy. Just imagine the aggravation and tempers that would be cooled if everyone drove like that and put courtesy first and foremost….regardless if you think that just because you’re “driving the speed limit” that you “have the right” to park your vehicle in the left lane and just let traffic stack up behind you. I think it should be at least a $1000 fine for driving in the left lane and not using it as a passing lane. A lot of people refer to the left lane as the “fast lane”…..but the problem with this thought process is that everyone’s definition of “fast” is different. If we all just drove right and passed left….regardless to how fast or slow you were going, just imagine for a moment how much smothered traffic would flow.