Drivers test; theirs vs ours



If a bicycle rider near you is a child:
  • Expect the child to know Maryland’s bicycle laws.
  • Expect the child to be in total control of the bicycle.
  • Expect anything could happen and adjust your driving.

The snapshot the OP posted looks like the CA driver's license test. Either way, in CA you are allowed to only miss 6 out of 30 questions the first time you are issued your license, and only 3 questions when you are renewing it. Additionally, you are allowed to take the test up to three times in a visit. Otherwise, you suck, come back tomorrow. They corrected the ones I missed and gave the test to me to keep when I passed (first time, btw).

Back in MD it was different. I remember passing score was comparatively lower and you don't have to take it when you renew. The questions were also complete giveaways especially compared to some of the pretty arcane ones I got in CA.

Regardless, responding to the original topic, if anyone should be raising awareness of the law it should be the police enforcing it.
To be fair to the DMV the entire test was poorly worded. The test was definitely not written by professional psychometricians; it appears that the test was written by bureaucrats who copied and pasted from the drivers manual.
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by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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