Luckily, foolish parking was spared in a new report that examines driving fitness.
Luckily, foolish parking was spared in a new report that examines driving fitness. AgentAkit/flickr
The Washington City Paper has a headline today that will grab most anyone's attention:
D.C. Drivers: America's Dumbest
And if it doesn't catch your eye in far-away land, it certainly will in Virginia and Maryland. Those would be the states represented on the license plates of vehicles that dominate this town. Anytime I get cut off, my eyes head to the tag to see if the culprit is a D.C. resident. More often, they're not. Presumably, when I drive in their jurisdictions and I cut them off, they do the same thing.
The insurance company GMAC released the report today. The company reviewed a written exam it provided gauging the mental fitness of drivers. Some interesting finds:
* 1 in 5 unfit to be driving today
* Kansas - smartest drivers out there
* Older drivers are smarter
This report will not, however, prevent me from blaming folks from Maryland and Virginia for speeding in our fair city.