Tom Vanderbilt Interview: Drivers Are Disconnected from Other Human Beings (Video)


You Have to See Those Near-Crashes
Our friends at StreetFilms sat down with Tom Vanderbilt, the author of the excellent book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Drive (which Lloyd reviewed a couple years ago). If you ever drive a car, you should read it, or at least watch this interview. It is very scary to learn just how our evolved mechanisms start to fail when we drive, and how less aware of our environment we are. The sequence where they show footage from spy cams in cars that are having accidents is quite telling. Via StreetFilms. See also: Drive No More: 6 Alternatives to Your Car

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