So it’s official. Florida has some terrible drivers. Let’s be honest. Miami, Naples, and Orlando might be the trifecta of terrible drivers. I mean, I’ve seen some questionable driving in my day, but these cities take it to a whole new level. In Miami, it’s like every driver thinks they’re filming the next installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.

And don’t even get me started on Naples. It’s like a retirement community on wheels. Everyone driving at a snail’s pace and refusing to use their turn signals. And as for Orlando, well, let’s just say that there’s some Goofy Drivers there. How did they ever pass their diving test?

It comes as no surprise that according data from, Florida ranks in at number four with a pass rate of only 47.1%. That’s right folks, more than half of Florida drivers fail their driving test on the first try.

Florida Drivers:

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “But Florida is the land of retirees and snowbirds, surely their driving test can’t be that hard?” Well, let me tell you, Florida driving tests are no joke.

For starters, you have to be prepared to navigate through a sea of golf carts and oversized SUVs, all while dodging the occasional gator that decides to cross the road.

And let’s not forget about the mandatory parallel parking portion of the test. Sure, parallel parking is a common driving maneuver, but have you ever tried doing it with a line of angry Floridians honking at you? It’s like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube while being pelted with oranges.

Passing your driving test can be a daunting task, especially if you live in one of these states with a low pass rate. Here’s a rundown of the 10 most challenging states to pass your driving test in the US:

  • Arizona - Pass Rate: 39.3%

    Forget about the Grand Canyon, passing your driving test in Arizona is a real test of skill.

  • Maryland - Pass Rate: 45.4%

    With a pass rate that’s less than 50%, you better buckle up and prepare for a wild ride on the Maryland roads.

  • California - Pass Rate: 46.2%

    If you can pass your driving test in California, you can probably handle anything life throws your way.

  • Florida - Pass Rate: 47.1%

    With more than half of the drivers failing on their first try, Florida’s roads are not for the faint of heart.

  • Michigan - Pass Rate: 49.7%

    If you thought driving in the winter was tough, try passing your driving test in Michigan.

  • Illinois - Pass Rate: 52.4%

    The Windy City may be known for its pizza and hot dogs, but it’s also notorious for having a tough driving test.

  • Washington - Pass Rate: 52.5%

    With a pass rate of just over 50%, Washington drivers need to be on high alert at all times.

  • Hawaii - Pass Rate: 53.1%

    You may be surrounded by beautiful beaches, but passing your driving test in Hawaii is no vacation.

  • New Jersey - Pass Rate: 53.8%

    The Garden State may be small, but its driving test is big on difficulty.

  • Minnesota - Pass Rate: 53.8%

    The Land of 10,000 Lakes may be picturesque, but passing your driving test is anything but a walk in the park.

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