Last year, one out of every five drivers who took the GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test failed. The lack of driver knowledge may be one of the main reasons for the alarmingly high rates of car accidents in southeast Missouri and elsewhere. These statistics illustrated that nearly 37 million American drivers should probably not be operating a motor vehicle on our nation's roadways.
Our Dexter car accident lawyers understand the implications of these test results. As far too many drivers failed to meet the basic requirements to get a driver's license, it is no wonder our nation sees so many fatal car accidents each year. This is a serious problem that needs to be corrected with stricter laws, more driver education and more responsible driving habits.
According to the Kansas City Star, Missouri ranked among the top 10 states with the most knowledgable drivers through the results of this written driving test. However, even so, the Missouri Highway Patrol reported that there were 151,353 car accidents in Missouri in 2010: 821 people were killed and 54,875 suffered injuries in these crashes.
"The GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test has become the benchmark for America's driving IQ," said Scott Eckman, GMAC's chief marketing officer. "All Americans need a refresher course when it comes to rules of the road and it begins with education. We're hoping this year's GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test results will inspire drivers to arm themselves with the knowledge they need to stay safe."