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Could you still pass a drivers test?

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The average American spends about 15 hours a week in their car, and over the years it seems our cars have transformed into personal phone booths, makeup counters and even dining halls. Obviously police do not condone any of these actions, which brings us to our next point, how safe are we?

 "I would have to say, that for the most part, a lot of people are very unfamiliar with the laws, especially as they change year after year," Kennewick police sergeant Ken Lattin said.

 A new survey by GMAC Insurance shows 37-million American drivers may be unfit for roads. Meaning a lot of us couldn't pass a drivers test if it was given to us right now, and those we talked with recall some bad traits they see on the road.  

"When they're texting and driving," one driver said. Another responded "When they yell and scream." Along with "slow driving." 

With about 1 out of 5 people struggling to pass this 10 minute, mind boggling test, police say it's time we all study up a bit.  

"There are those that say you can't fix stupid," Lattin said. "And sometimes, that is a little difficult, and that plays into this. Do you know the laws, and do you apply them when you drive." 

But there is good news for our state. We have actually improved steadily over time and now rank 14th in the nation. 

To see how well you do on a driving test, here is a practice one for you: http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/practicetest.html

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