An insightful video passed on by Durning, featuring “Fighting Traffic” author Peter Norton.
Given its analysis of risk as a consequence of individually driven vehicles, it may mark the end of an era as automation increasingly takes over. One day we will look back, astonished that there was a time when individuals, in whatever state of consciousness, were able to independently power a ton of metal at high speed in unsafe conditions, at a staggering cost in mortality and money.

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  1. There is a very interesting book about this topic,Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us):
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2776527-traffic
    Based on statistics, we should avoid Fred driving a pickup on Friday afternoons.
    From this video and the book, we should not drive when we are stressed or angry. If driving stresses us, we should not drive at all. Sadly, people don’t take driving serious enough and we just accept road deaths as a cost of a modern society, yet it doesn’t have to be that way. If people would just make sure to give themselves extra time to reach their destination, drivers would likely drive slower, be less stressed and make fewer bad decisions.

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