Two Out of Three Americans Believe They’re the Best Driver on the Road
By definition, we can’t ALL be the best driver in the country. But according to a new survey by Allstate Insurance, people in America simply CAN’T accept that. According to the survey, 64% of Americans, or two out of three, believe they’re better than basically everyone else on the road. That many people rated themselves as excellent or very good drivers. And while we all think we’re amazing . . . no one really thinks much of other people’s driving skills. (–Typical. A similar survey found the exact same thing two months ago.) Only 29% say their friends have excellent or very good driving skills . . . 22% think other people their age are excellent or very good drivers . . . and 8% think people in nearby states are excellent or very good. Overall, everyone but teenagers think teenagers are the worst drivers. 81% of people say teenagers are average or poor drivers. 70% say senior citizens are average or poor. 33% say people with kids in the car are average or poor. BUT . . . 64% of people who drive with their own kids say their driving is excellent or very good. And finally, 56% of people have been in an accident . . . but only 28% say the accident was their fault.