Here's one for Munchkin Man and everybody else.
An article in the NYTimes discusses a survey that finds folks don't know the rules of driving and would fail a driver's license test. http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05 ... dont-know/
Here is the question that trips people up:
You see a flashing yellow traffic signal at an up coming intersection. The flashing yellow light means:
Stop before entering the intersection as long as you can do so safely
Stop. Yield to all cross traffic before crossing the intersection
Slow down and cross the intersection carefully
So in an effort to determine if Bogleheads are better than average drivers, here's a poll with the same question. (I would claim the answers are ambiguously nuanced, but you can have your say.) Note that "None of the above" was not a choice in the survey, so it is not a choice here either.
Thank you very much for creating this topic thread, along with the poll question, and the link to the driver's test.
The Munchkin Man got the poll question right.
Yet, the Munchkin Man only scored 80% on the entire test.
The Munchkin Man got some of those distance numbers wrong.
In the Munchkin Man's area, the Munchkin Man has always assumed that a set of flashing yellow lights, which usually work properly, means that there is some type of malfunction, and that it is the driver's responsibility to do whatever it takes before crossing the intersection carefully.
The Munchkin Man also agrees that some of the test questions and their choices are worded poorly and too vaguely.
The Munchkin Man used to enjoy composing multiple choice tests on various subjects during the Munchkin Man's spare time.
Maybe the Munchkin Man will study over Virginia's DMV Manual, compose a new and better driver's test for Virginia's drivers, and submit it to the DMV.
Good luck and safe driving to all.