FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|CONTACT:||Buel C. Young||MVA Media Relations|
MARYLAND MVA REVEALS TOP DRIVING TEST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK
GLEN BURNIE, MD (October 12, 2012) – Do you know what a double yellow – broken -- line means on each side of a lane? Only about a quarter of all who take the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)’s driver’s knowledge test do. The double broken yellow line means it is the edge of a reversible lane, and traffic may flow one way in the morning and in the opposite direction in the afternoon.
This and several other questions that most Marylanders do not answer correctly will be revealed next week, National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 14 – 20. By logging onto the MVA website, http://www.mva.maryland.gov/, the MVA's Facebook page: Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, or Twitter: @MD_MVA, three questions drawn from the official knowledge test will be revealed each day, along with the correct answer.
The questions and their answers are being posted so that more new drivers are better able to prepare themselves for the complex and heavily travelled roadways in Maryland.
The theme of National Teen Driver Safety Week this year is encouraging the use of safety belts. Each year, thousands of teens are injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes. The United States Department of Transportation national Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that car crashes were the leading cause of death for teen and young adults aged 16 to 20 in 2005. Law enforcement will be stepping up traffic patrols during Teen Driver Safety Week and they will be targeting unbelted drivers.
"Wearing a seat belt is the law in Maryland," said MVA Administrator John Kuo. "If everyone wore a seatbelt, more than half of the people who died in fatal crashes in 2010 might have survived.
Almost half of all new drivers got this question wrong: Drivers under the age of 18, who are on a provisional licenses should: always make sure all passengers are properly restrained in a seatbelt.
Teen Driver Safety Week is another statewide campaign the Maryland Department of Transportation and law enforcement agencies are working together Toward Zero Deaths, to drive down the number of fatalities on Maryland’s roadways to zero.
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