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Traffic : why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us)
Tom Vanderbilt
Adult Nonfiction TL152.5 .V36 2008

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Prologue: Why I Became a Late Merger (and Why You Should Too)p. 3
Chapter 1 - Why Does the Other Lane Always Seem Faster? How Traffic Messes with Our Heads
Shut Up, I Can't Hear You: Anonymity, Aggression, and the Problems of Communicating While Drivingp. 19
Are You Lookin's at Me? Eye Contact, Stereotypes, and Social Interaction on the Roadp. 27
Waiting in Line, Waiting in Traffic: Why the Other Lane Always Moves Fasterp. 40
Postscript: And Now, the Secrets of Late Merging Revealedp. 45
Chapter 2 - Why You're Not as Good a Driver as You Think You Are
If Driving Is So Easy, Why Is It So Hard for a Robot? What Teaching Machines to Drive Teaches Us About Drivingp. 51
How's My Driving? How the Hell Should I Know? Why Lack of Feedback Fails Us on the Roadp. 57
Chapter 3 - How Our Eyes and Minds Betray Us on the Road
Keep Your Mind on the Road: Why It's So Hard to Pay Attention in Trafficp. 74
Objects in Traffic Are More Complicated Than They Appear: How Our Driving Eyes Deceive Usp. 89
Chapter 4 - Why Ants Don't Get into Traffic Jams (and Humans Do): On Cooperation as a Cure for Congestion
Meet the World's Best Commuter: What We Can Learn from Ants, Locusts, and Cricketsp. 102
Playing God in Los Angelesp. 108
When Slower Is Faster, or How the Few Defeat the Many: Traffic Flow and Human Naturep. 119
Chapter 5 - Why Women Cause More Congestion Than Men (and Other Secrets of Traffic)
Who Are All These People? The Psychology of Commutingp. 131
The Parking Problem: Why We Are Inefficient Parkers and How This Causes Congestionp. 142
Chapter 6 - Why More Roads Lead to More Traffic (and What to Do About It)
The Selfish Commuterp. 153
A Few Mickey Mouse Solutions to the Traffic Problemp. 161
Chapter 7 - When Dangerous Roads Are Safer
The Highway Conundrum: How Drivers Adapt to the Road They Seep. 176
The Trouble with Traffic Signs-and How Getting Rid of Them Can Make Things Better for Everyonep. 186
Forgiving Roads or Permissive Roads? The Fatal Flaws of Traffic Engineeringp. 204
Chapter 8 - How Traffic Explains the World: On Driving with a Local Accent
"Good Brakes, Good Horn, Good Luck": Plunging into the Maelstrom of Delhi Trafficp. 211
Why New Yorkers Jaywalk (and Why They Don't in Copenhagen): Traffic as Culturep. 216
Danger: Corruption Ahead-the Secret Indicator of Crazy Trafficp. 231
Chapter 9 - Why You Shouldn't Drive with a Beer-Drinking Divorced Doctor Named Fred on Super Bowl Sunday in a Pickup Truck in Rural Montana: What's Risky on the Road and Why
Semiconscious Fear: How We Misunderstand the Risks of the Roadp. 244
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Why Risk on the Road Is So Complicatedp. 248
The Risks of Safetyp. 262
Epilogue: Driving Lessonsp. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 287
Notesp. 293
Indexp. 385

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