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Objects In Mirror Are More Complicated Than They Appear
In this lecture, Vanderbilt presents findings from his New York Times bestselling book, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us). He discusses the dynamics of traffic flow, the social interactions of drivers, the perceptual illusions and cognitive biases that humans behind the wheel are prone to, the relationship between the built environment and our behavior, among other aspects of this complex, yet overlooked, everyday activity.
Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Surprising discoveries, patterns, and dynamics about driving today, and mysteries explained
Rules of the Road
Why some rules are good and some bad, and how drivers respond

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