The reputation Florida drivers have earned isn’t one most people would consider ideal, and that may be due to reasons such as the common road rage and distracted driving. However, could it also be that Florida drivers simply don’t know how to read road signs? A recent survey may suggest so.
The survey conducted by a New York dealership asked drivers across the United States to participate in a road sign test. Florida made the top ten list of states with the poorest number of drivers able to pass the road sign test, with more than ten percent of them failing. To put this into somewhat of a real-world perspective, consider that out of every ten vehicles you pass along the Florida roads, one of the ten drivers of those vehicles can’t recognize the road signs. When you take into account the numerous drivers on major roadways like I-95 or the Palmetto, it’s an alarming statistic.
The sign most survey participants were unable to recognize was the U-Turn Only sign, followed closely by the Soft Shoulder and Yield signs in second and third place, respectively.
Florida drivers can find some solace in knowing that although they are among the worst in the country, Tennessee earned the dubious honor of being the top state with the most drivers failing the road sign test.
To read more, visit https://patch.com/florida/miami/one-ten-florida-drivers-failed-recognize-basic-road-signs.
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