AAA is projecting that about 665,000 folks will be traveling over the Memorial Day weekend in Wisconsin - a 7.8% increase over 2009. And, apparently, many of those drivers lack knowledge about the rules of the road.
A nationwide poll conducted by GMAC Insurance finds about 20% of U.S. drivers - roughly 38 million people - lack basic knowledge about the rules of the road and would actually fail a written test if they had to take it again.
A whopping 85% of those polled did not know what to do when approaching a yellow traffic light. Why do I get the feeling that many of those believe when you see a yellow light, you "floor it" to get through the intersection before it turns red?
By the way, men over 45 years of age scored the highest in this poll. Women were more likely than men to do other things while driving, including talking to other passengers, putting on makeup, reading, eating and chatting on a cellphone.
It's been said many times before, "Let's be careful out there." And have a great Memorial Day weekend. And please remember what Memorial Day is really all about.