Traffic: why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)

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A New York Times Notable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Washington PostThe Cleveland Plain-DealerRocky Mountain NewsIn this brilliant, lively, and eye-opening investigation, Tom Vanderbilt examines the perceptual limits and cognitive underpinnings that make us worse drivers than we think we are. He demonstrates why plans to protect pedestrians from cars often lead to more accidents. He uncovers who is more likely to honk at whom, and why. He explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our quest for safety, and even identifies the most common mistake drivers make in parking lots. Traffic is about more than driving: it's about human nature. It will change the way we see ourselves and the world around us, and it may even make us better drivers.
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subject_facetAutomobile driving -- Psychological aspects
Commuting
Traffic congestion
Traffic engineering
title_displayTraffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)
title_fullTraffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us) / Tom Vanderbilt
Traffic Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
title_shortTraffic
title_subwhy we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)
topic_facetAutomobile driving
Commuting
Nonfiction
Psychological aspects
Psychology
Sociology
Traffic congestion
Traffic engineering
Transportation