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Brad from Georgia
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I got 100 and in thirty-odd years of driving have received only one ticket, so I suppose the test is right.

Got the ticket because an officer said I had not come to "a full and complete stop" at a stop sign before entering a highway, but had merely slowed down to 1 mph. Macheath, my son, at that time a teenager, was in the car with me. I said, "I thought I had stopped completely. Son, didn't I stop completely?"

"Actually, Dad, you almost stopped but didn't quite," he said.

I said to the officer, "This is my son. He'll be walking back home from Chattanooga."

She laughed at that but gave me the ticket anyway, and when I thanked her, she laughed again.

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I got 90% and was totally unsurprised to find Washington DC and Massachusetts at the bottom of the list. The two cities with the worst drivers/worst traffic that I've driven in have been DC and Boston.

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Hi All:

Canada's Worst Drivers

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "I'd rather walk" ab Arthur

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100% here (gloat!)

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9/10 for the Canadian quiz. Mudflaps are required by law?!?

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8/10 on the Canadian quiz, 80% on the American one. I got confused by the metric system.

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95% - How can you pull off the pavement when the pavement doesn't end?
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Thanks for bring this to the top again. Last time it was always to bussy to use.

100% right for me. I found all the questions pertty easy if you use logic and ask what would be the safest.

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I got a 95, and only because I misread one of the answers.

I was surprised to see Missouri as far up as #37 on the list. In my experience of driving across the country, I have seen more bonehead moves by Missouri drivers than anywhere else--like the driver who made a left turn from the far right lane on a divided highway in Denver, right in front of my car. I wasn't surprised to see New Mexico so far down--we have so many Native American drivers and Mexican illegals here who just DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE!!!!

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95% for me on the US test, I got the first one wrong. I only got 6/10 on the Canadian test, though. [Embarrassed]

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9/10 on the Canadian test. Not being Canadian I think that is pertty good. I missed the distance to park from railroad crossing. I knew it had to be 10 or 15 meters and I gessed wrong.
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Aced It!

And I ride my bicycle to work.

California drivers aren't that stupid they're just too selfish or lazy. "I don't need to use my turn signals. I'd have to put down my cellphone or latte." Or maybe they don't want to give away their intention. Someone might cut them off if they know what they're doing.

On my ride into work today I saw one car swerve right as if she was trying to get around the car in front of her because she wasn't going fast enough.

Sorry for those outside of the US there is no international standard for traffic signs. At least the US tries to avoid international standards. Look how the metric system took hold over here.

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OK, I got a 90%.

Missed the dust question, thought headlights would reflect and lower my visibility

Missed the pedestrian question. Isn't pedestrian R-o-W a local/state issue???


RICHARD W--You are correct, it does tell you the correct answers at the end...

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quote:
Originally posted by rogue:
OK, I got a 90%.

Missed the pedestrian question. Isn't pedestrian R-o-W a local/state issue???

Yes. Apparently (from what I've read) in some states pedestrians have the right of way anywhere and in some they don't.

In TN, pedestrians only have the right of way in a crosswalk.

Cite:

TN Code 55-8-134. Pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.

Edited for brevity, but the code clearly states "in a crosswalk"

and 55-8-135 states:

(a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

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65%. Not too shabby.

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quote:
Originally posted by rogue:
OK, I got a 90%.

Missed the dust question, thought headlights would reflect and lower my visibility

Missed the pedestrian question. Isn't pedestrian R-o-W a local/state issue???


RICHARD W--You are correct, it does tell you the correct answers at the end...

I missed the dust one too. Thing is, the dust/smoke thing lept out at me on the list.

In all the other situations I would turn my lights on, but I didn't think that was necessarily the brightest idea in a dust or smoke situation.

Which is to say, I think you and I are right. [Wink]

As for the pedestrian issue, I missed that one too. See my location and Robbie's post for further information.

So, technically, I didn't miss that one. Although, since I don't relish the idea of killing people, I tend to give those bull-headed enough to cross outside of a crosswalk right of way.

Aren't I kind?

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85%... but I still am frightened by the states list. If Washington is #2 on the SAFEST I sure as NFBSK will never drive in the worst ones, it's scary enough here!

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80%, and most of it does not even apply to Swediish conditions...

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80%

I also missed the dust question. I"m surprised Florida isn't lower on the list. But we do win the award for the rudest drivers in the US.

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65%. Not bad, considering most of it was guesswork.

I got 100% on the theory test in my own country though, UK snopesters will be glad to hear [Big Grin]

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quote:
Your score was: 85%
I got 30/35 on the UK one, which was the minimum for passing (back in the days when it was REALLY easy but you had to wait two weeks for your results).

quote:
Originally posted by Richard W:
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The lane closed sign is different here, and I got the pedestrian right of way wrong too.
Yes, those were two of the ones I got wrong too. The other was the first question about where you should park.
Erm..actually it's the same.

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Admittedly we also have the blue signs with the red 'T' shaped thing on it.

What I find funny is that it asks you what colour a warning sign is five questions after showing you one, so even though ours are completely different it wasn't a difficult one to answer!

Our our white with a red border in either a circular or a triangular shape.

Triangles are warnings of what is to come
An 'O' is an order of what must be done.

ETA: The British one is here.

I got 71% and would actually have failed...whoops!

British Theory Test

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quote:
Originally posted by Dactyl:
quote:
Your score was: 85%
I got 30/35 on the UK one, which was the minimum for passing (back in the days when it was REALLY easy but you had to wait two weeks for your results).


some of us have never taken a theory test in our lives, merely asked some pointless questions post test by a man desperate to get out of the car and have a fag to calm his nerves.

however on the American one there, I got 70%, which I was quite impressed by!

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I got 70% for the American one, not bad considering I've never been there.

I got 71% for the UK one, which is pretty bad. I got 100% when I had to take it for real.

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Zebra crossings I get, I think.

But puffin and toucan?

Fascinating.

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I got 70% for the american one, and 75% for the uk one, which is rubbish!! I got 33/35 when I had to take it for real back in 1997.

I can't really see why "what age will your car insurance get significantly cheaper?" is a relevant question to have on the theory test. I got it right, but I can't see what whether you have a feel for how expensive insurance is has to do with whether you're safe to drive a car.

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15 of 35 on the UK one (I'm with AnglRdr: what's a toucan?), but I scored 100% on the US one.

21 years licensed (22 in August), no tickets, no at-fault accidents. I even got out of bed last night to move my car for street cleaning this morning!

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Taken from here

Pelican Crossings

(PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled Crossings): At this type of crossing a person waiting to cross a road presses the push-button on a control box mounted on a traffic signal post. This activates the traffic light and briefly interrupts the vehicle flow long enough to let pedestrian(s) cross in safety.

Puffin Crossings

(Pedestrian User Friendly INtelligent Crossings): This new type of crossing is to replace the Pelican Crossing. A Puffin Crossing differs from a Pelican Crossing in that there is no flashing 'green man' period for pedestrians or flashing amber period for motorists. Instead detectors are used to:

* determine that there is still a pedestrian waiting to cross; and
* extend the 'green man' time while a pedestrian is on the actual crossing.

Toucan Crossings

(TWO CAN Crossings):
Another new type of crossing, the Toucan, operates in exactly the same way as the Puffin Crossing except that it is (usually) wider and is shared by both cyclists and pedestrians.

Zebra Crossings

These crossings do not have a pedestrian controlled facility, as in other types of crossings (Pelican, Puffin & Toucan Crossings).

ETA: The site doesn't mention Pegasus crossings but basically these are Toucan crossings with extra space for horses. Taken from here.

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Your score was: 95%
A score of 70% or better is considered passing on a state written drivers test. The correct answers are highlighted below.

Yes! And me from Rhode Island, #51 out of 51.

That orange triangle question was the only one I got wrong.

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95% here. Missed the one about when you should turn your wheels when parked.

And someone spent too much time thinking up those crossing system names. [Smile]

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60. Ouch. And to think I aced my driver's tests. Guess I'll brush up on it.

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95% Yep.. I still got it.

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80% I missed the lights in dust/smoke one for the same reasons others have stated. I also missed the one about which way to turn the wheel on a hill. Last week Mr S parked on a hill going up and he turned the wheel to the curb. I asked him about it, saying I thought it was supposed to be turned out toward the road. He said no, if you did that then your car would go into the road if it started to roll and that would be unsafe to other drivers. It made sense, but it bothered me that I'd thought it was the other way for so long.

So when I took the test I answered Mr S's way, and I got it wrong! So I guess I was right before, but it would make ones car go into the road. Why is that the right way?

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A score of 70% or better is considered passing on a state written drivers test.
Your score was: 90%

Not bad for a german who has never driven a car in the USA, huh?

I got answer #3 (when to use the high beam headlights) and #14 (slow moving vehicles) wrong.

I wonder if I should apply for a driver's license in the States [Wink]


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quote:
Originally posted by Dactyl:
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The lane closed sign is different here, and I got the pedestrian right of way wrong too.
Erm..actually it's the same.
Doesn't that sign in the UK mean "road narrows on the right" (Higway Code page)? And it's a permanent warning. The "lane closed" sign has separate lines for each lane, with a red "T" cutting off the one that's closed (here) and it's a temporary sign.
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65%. Not bad, given the fact that I don't even have a driver's license, and have never visited the US>
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