85% of drivers do not know what to do when a traffic light turns yellow

Posted on by Defensive Driving Team | in The Daily Drive

A lot of what we do here at DefensiveDriving.com has to do with education.

Recently, GMAC Insurance conducted a study regarding drivers knowledge across the nation.   The study can be found at http://www.gmacinsurance.com/SafeDriving/ExecutiveSummary.asp  and the results are disturbing.   One in five drivers would not pass a WRITTEN driving test today if they were required to take it.    That truly is a scary number.   85% of the drivers did not know what to do when approaching a yellow light.   As you probably suspect, a number of people said speed up so it does not turn red.

The problem with this general lack of education is that driver safety training is simply not valued as much as it should be.   If I had my way, every individual would be required to take or provide proof they had taken some type of online driver safety program every 10 years.   This way, we would at least be requiring ongoing driver education for one of the most dangerous activities we do amongst each other every day and there would be more overall knowledge in the millions of drivers taking to the roads.

A video from our award winning video course, Wheels in Motion is below.   So, if for nothing else, take one of DefensiveDriving.com’s courses, either for ticket dismissal or for discounts for auto insurance or simply to educate yourself on becoming a safer and smarter driver!

|

Customer Reviews

Defensivedriving.com has a ShopperApproved rating of 4.7 based on 106309 ratings and reviews.

Rajiv United States
Easy breeZy
shanead TX, United States
Amazing
Alberto United States
Great and easy to use.
sonia
log in is super fast and easy
Robert
All steps to register on-line were very clear and easy to accomplish.
Michael
easy
Ines
muy fácil
Daniel
Great experience
Tracy TX, United States
Wondering why I was charged twice! Videos were good.
Camille United States
Very easy to use
Mickie United States
Very good
Ryan
quick and easy
Mollie TX, United States
It went great!
Braxton
Very easy
Jesse
Quick and easy site to navigate. Showed me all of my options and helped inform me of what I can do.
Sean United States
Awesome
dovie United States
Awesome!
Seabstian
fast and simple
Lucero
Easy to navigate
Crystal
Quick and easy process!
Jennifer
Super easy
Joseph
it is smooth and efficient
STEPHANIE
QUICK AND EASY
Brandon
Very easy
See all reviews on shopperApproved.com
Why DefensiveDriving.com
  • 20 Years in Business
  • Over 2 Million Customers Served
  • Highest Possible Better Business Bureau Rating
  • Award Winning Course