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California: Best drivers or lowest standards?

Posted: February 5, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 5, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Somewhere I read, or perhaps heard, that California drivers are the best in the country.

That may or may not be true, but I recently had to renew my license and was required to take a written test.

Well, if the test is any indication of what the Department of Motor Vehicles considers good driving, then all I can say is: Take a train, take a plane, or take a boat, but try to avoid our roads.

The tests consists of 18 fairly simple questions. How many do you think you are allowed to miss and still get your license?

If you guessed six, you got it.

Six ... six out of 18. That’s right, you can miss one-third of the test questions and still get your license.

Send in six monkeys with pens and let them dab at the answers and some will pass. But do we want them driving anywhere near us?

Well, I got mine, and you’ll get yours, but do we want them to get theirs.



chico: Posted: February 5, 2014 7:52 a.m.

Give it rest, you must get 2 out of 3 right to pass, and we all know "2 out of 3 ain't bad"......

chico: Posted: February 5, 2014 7:54 a.m.

Unless you drive a 'lan drover'

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: February 5, 2014 8:16 a.m.

Is Chico channeling "Meatloaf"? That's so cool!! HA HA!!

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projalice11: Posted: February 5, 2014 9:04 a.m.

"How many questions can you miss on the California DMV written test ...‎
Mar 6, 2013 - The written test for renewal will only have 18 questions, of which you must correctly answer 15, and you will have 3 attempts to pass. How many ...
How Many Questions Can You Miss On California's ... 3 answers Jul 10, 2013"

chico: Posted: February 5, 2014 10:19 a.m.

Red rover, red rover, send Ricky drover.

chefgirl358: Posted: February 5, 2014 2:13 p.m.

What was the violation, pointing out the typo made by the signal? Or saying that it was silly someone would write a letter to the signal complaining about a test issued by a state dept that has nothing to do with this city or newspaper?

technologist: Posted: February 5, 2014 2:46 p.m.

For some, math and spelling are hard.

AlwaysRight: Posted: February 5, 2014 3:51 p.m.

I knew it. The DMV is giving licenses to monkeys. Next thing you know, they'll be writing op-eds and comments on this website.

therightstuff: Posted: February 5, 2014 8:09 p.m.

If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk.

technologist: Posted: February 5, 2014 8:41 p.m.

Get off my lawn, you damn kids! <shakes fist>

philellis: Posted: February 6, 2014 8:19 a.m.

If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk.

Yes, but can you turn right?

technologist: Posted: February 6, 2014 8:43 a.m.

Haven't you heard that right turns are banned in the single party state of CA, philellis? You can only turn left and continue in progressive circles until you run out of gas.

therightstuff: Posted: February 7, 2014 11:38 a.m.

Another classic, tech. If it wasn't so true it would hilarious!

SingleMomOfOne: Posted: February 9, 2014 10:05 a.m.

Been my observation that "the low standards" are some of the letters being written to this paper...

philellis: Posted: February 10, 2014 8:23 a.m.

"low standard letters" will always find their way to the Signal mailbox, but that doesn't mean they have to be published - or does it?

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