Saturday, May 30, 2009

Which sounds better - "30th Best" or "21st Worst"?

Either way, we're the worst in the Southwest, and 2nd worst in the West, ahead of only California.

The results are in for the 2009 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, ranking drivers' knowledge based on how they answered questions drawn from actual DMV tests from across the country.

As for state rankings, Arizona came in 30th, immediately ahead of Maine, Delaware, and New Hampshire, and immediately behind Illinois, West Virginia, and Nevada. We did shamefully worse than the other four corners states -

Utah came in seventh, Colorado fifteenth, and New Mexico nineteenth.

Even Texas (Texas?!?) did better than AZ, coming in at 24.

Some bright-eyed and bushy tailed type at the AZGOP will look at these numbers and exclaim "Hey!! We're better than California!! Lower taxes and spending on highway safety make this a better place!"

Yeah, right.

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