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Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

By Tom Vanderbilt
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Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt

In Traffic (2008), Tom Vanderbilt explores the chaos and order of our driving experiences. From the psychology of traffic jams to the paradoxes of driving safety, these blinks will reveal one aspect of the eternal battle between the limits of human nature and the technology that sets us free.

  • Drivers who want to be safer on the road and move faster in traffic
  • Anyone interested in psychology

Tom Vanderbilt is a journalist, writer and blogger who contributes regularly to publications like The Wall Street Journal, Slate and the London Review of Books. He is also the author of Survival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America and The Sneaker Book.

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