Why People Drive America

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In this book by tom Vanderbilt he gives an insight into the reasons people drive a certain way and how do those correlate to the amount of traffic people deal with every day. The psychology of the population is one of the biggest reasons that they drive a certain way. Everyone drives differently and they believe they are the best drivers even if their driving record doesn’t agree with them. He uses the help of many different engineers, physicist and psychologist form all around the world, in his book and they help to solidify his arguments. Even though he is an American and his book focuses more on America than any other country, he does use examples from all over the world. He uses them to make an example of a way they have dealt …show more content…
The fact that it’s not just because there are different rules, (which the laws aren’t that different) but it was because people have a different culture which reflects the way that they drive. However, when he talk about how he drives and how he dealt with driving in other countries adds more credibility than someone who just write without adding any of their own experiences. Adding his own experiences about traveling to these places talking to people who drive their all the time and people who are in charge of their traffic systems, makes me feel as though I was there than I grow interested in the driving styles of other countries. Makes me want to go and experience these for myself. Even though there are moments where he would instill his own personal knowledge about these places, there should have been more personal stories about driving in these …show more content…
Driving has become such a common practice that no one thinks about other modes of transportation as much as people did before. Almost every household has at least one car and this has cause a society that focuses on driving than any other. This book not only looks into the psychology of individual drivers, but it takes a more broad approach and looks at the countries and their driving habits. Overall the book was a good piece that helped to get into the psychology and threatened the way people see themselves while driving. It created an objective way for people to analyze themselves while they are behind the wheel, and for them to have more of an open mind while dealing with people who they consider an inferior driver. The book as a whole was interesting to read and I don’t think there is nothing more to add, or even something that there could have been less of. It can make someone have more of an open mind on the road, and who doesn’t want more open mindedness. It definitely should be a read for anyone who is learning how to

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