Scientists devise formula predicting just how much an asshole a BMW driver is
2020-03-01 at 10:38 PM UTC
A new study has found that drivers of flashy vehicles are less likely to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road – with the likelihood they'll slow down decreasing by 3% for every extra $1,000 that their vehicle is worth. Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas speculated that the expensive car owners 'felt a sense of superiority over other road users' and were less able to empathize with lowly sidewalk-dwellers.https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/02/27/0521240/drivers-of-expensive-cars-less-likely-to-yield-for-pedestrians-study-finds
They came to this conclusion after asking volunteers to cross a sidewalk hundreds of times, filming and analyzing the responses by car drivers. Researchers used one white and one black man, and one white and one black woman – also finding that cars were more likely to yield for the white and female participants. Vehicles stopped 31% of the time for both women and white participants, compared with 24% of the time for men and 25% of the time for black volunteers. But the best predictor of whether a car would stop was its cost, researchers discovered.
2020-03-01 at 10:43 PM UTCI totally believe this! Most times I see a fucked up road incident there is a BMW driver involved.
2020-03-01 at 11:30 PM UTCi have no respect for scientists, science, education, studies, researchers, research, websites, journalists, article writers, german engineering, black people, pedestrians, and women.
2020-03-01 at 11:40 PM UTCprobably also because they're more likely to be able to absorb the cost of insurance/legal dicketry than your average person
2020-03-01 at 11:49 PM UTCIt's true. Walking is for losers. I don't stop for losers.