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Do you know how to drive? Most Albertans don't

A new study of drivers in Alberta suggests most of the people behind the wheel don't know what they're doing.

CALGARY - A new study of drivers in Alberta suggests most of the people behind the wheel don't know what they're doing.


The
University of Calgary survey found nearly 89 per cent of drivers failed
a knowledge test modelled after the Class 7 learner's permit exam.


The
2,394 Albertans who took the test were quizzed on everything from
merging and right-of-way to the meanings of road markings and signs,
safe following distances and what to do if vehicles skid.


More
than 80 per cent reported having more than 10 years of driving
experience and nearly 10 per cent said they had five to 10 years of
experience.


Male drivers scored higher than females and younger people did better than older drivers.


Those with motorcycle and professional licences had higher scores than drivers of passenger cars.

 
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