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Scientists devise formula predicting just how much an asshole a BMW driver is

  1. #1
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Dark Matter [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    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.

    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.
    https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/02/27/0521240/drivers-of-expensive-cars-less-likely-to-yield-for-pedestrians-study-finds
  2. #2
    Erekshun Space Nigga
    I totally believe this! Most times I see a fucked up road incident there is a BMW driver involved.
  3. #3
    snab_snib African Astronaut
    i have no respect for scientists, science, education, studies, researchers, research, websites, journalists, article writers, german engineering, black people, pedestrians, and women.
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  4. #4
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    probably also because they're more likely to be able to absorb the cost of insurance/legal dicketry than your average person
  5. #5
    Splam Tuskegee Airman
    It's true. Walking is for losers. I don't stop for losers.
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