The more expensive your car, the likelier you are to be a rude driver: study

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Pedestrians wait for a pick-up truck that failed to stop to let them cross the street at the crosswalk on Peel St. south of St. Catherine St. in Montreal, Monday October 31, 2011.  John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Bad driving habits rub off on kids, whether you know it or notVehicle value was estimated by study authors who cross-referenced manufacturing websites and various pricing categories from the Kelley Blue Book. This consisted of using the video data to determine the vehicle make, model, year and overall condition. The test took place on 35-mph (55-km/h) roads in Las Vegas, selected for its characteristic suburban sprawl.The study was undertaken in response to a CDC statistic from two years ago suggesting nearly 200,000 pedestrians were injured by cars in America. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given population density, fatality rates were highest in urban areas, comprising 80 per cent of the total pedestrian fatalities in 2017. See More Videos Trending Videos It all makes for an interesting read; go here if you wish to spend an hour examining the findings. Until then, be sure to watch out for the BMW driver waving copies of Forbes, okay? In actuality, the simple act of yielding was startlingly poor, with just 28 per cent of the 461-car sample size giving way to pedestrians. The test was carried out by four participant pedestrians, of different genders and races. They were instructed to cross the intersection in a similar, prescribed manner while being video-recorded and driver yielding behavior was documented. All hands wore matching red t-shirts and observed safe and predictable crossing practices. In other words, they weren’t clad in camo and randomly jumping out into oncoming traffic.RELATED The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSFlexNew Vehiclesexpensive carsFlexInstagramstudytraffic Motor Mouth: Not only assholes drive Mercedes ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada advertisement A new study in the Journal of Transportation and Health, unearthed by the dweebs at Car and Driver, suggests drivers of higher-cost cars were less likely to yield to pedestrians at a mid-block crosswalk.According to the study, there seems to be a direct correlation between vehicle price and a failure to yield, giving us visions of phone-wielding BMW drivers hollering “You shall not pass!” while brandishing soiled copies of Forbes magazine. Once the math was calculated, it showed odds of a driver yielding to a crosswalk pedestrian decreased 3 per cent per US$1,000 increase in vehicle value.(It is at this point your author would like to point out he dailies a high-mile Dodge Charger, meaning he would definitely yield to a pedestrian since the worth of his car doubles when its fuel tank is filled. This hold true for the majority of the Driving.ca staff except our fancy-pants Managing Editor.) PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img

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