If you drive an expensive car you're probably a jerk, scientists say

stringertom

Bionic Poster

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Al Gore was a politician, not a moralist, and gained fame through losing the Presidency.

I would say that it was his best career move, but the SCOTUS determined that there was no point counting votes when they were best equipped to select the President!

I wonder what kind of cars Al Gore drives?
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
First study done in the USA looking at who stopped for pedestrians. Data skewed by car jacking risk.

Second study done in Finland. The Fins are the best drivers in the world, nothing from there correlates to anywhere else.
 

Zara

Legend
Apparently, red and yellow cars are more prone to accidents for the same reason. Too flashy, too flamboyant.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Apparently, red and yellow cars are more prone to accidents for the same reason. Too flashy, too flamboyant.
Have always heard from insurance people that black cars are the most likely to be in accidents as they're harder to see in some lighting conditions, looked this up, found a study from an accident research center at Monash University that listed black and then gray cars as the most likely to be in accidents. Yellow did not have a high rate.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru

Zara

Legend
Have always heard from insurance people that black cars are the most likely to be in accidents as they're harder to see in some lighting conditions, looked this up, found a study from an accident research center at Monash University that listed black and then gray cars as the most likely to be in accidents. Yellow did not have a high rate.
Apparently, red cars have a 7% higher risk of accidents when compared to other colours.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Yes, you’re being nosy. Metallic grey but it’s a common colour. What about yours?
Metallic grey too (Dark).
I won’t tell you brand, model and year, because that’s indeed too personal.
 
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nicklane1

Rookie
I believe in scientists.

Some people just love the exhilaration of a high performance car, or the sound of the engine. Just like some people appreciate a fine watch.
Unfortunately there are too many posers who want to impress.
 
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junior74

G.O.A.T.
Sadio Mane of Liverpool FC has famously gotten attention for having a phone with broken glass.

"I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me."

"Why would I want 10 Ferraris, 20 diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world?"


Further:
"I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I earn thanks to football, I can help my people."
He added: "I built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people in a very poor region of Senegal which contributes to their family economy.
 

donquijote

G.O.A.T.
Since only rich people can drive expensive cars and they wouldn't drive anything else, this also means if you're rich then you're probably a jerk.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Since only rich people can drive expensive cars and they wouldn't drive anything else, this also means if you're rich then you're probably a jerk.
It’s worse than that. Some reach people may drive non-expensive cars, but that doesn’t guarantee them not to be jerks.
Poor people may not always be jerks, but if they are, they got no qualities that could make them bearable to others.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
I'm more concerned about some Volvo and Subaru drivers, have noticed when driving behind them that they often do moronic things that they think are polite and generous. For example, if someone in an oncoming lane is signaling to make a left turn, or someone coming out of a parking lot to the left is waiting to make a left and enter traffic, some will actually STOP to let the person go, such that someone behind them who isn't totally attentive might slam into them, oblivious to the notion that right-of-way customs exist so that other drivers can expect predictable behavior. I imagine they think they're being social-minded, befitting their choice of vehicle, while actually creating a dangerous situation.
 

donquijote

G.O.A.T.
no, it means if you're rich you're probably fairly COMPETITIVE, an altogether different matter, and that competitive spirit makes people less apt to yield to others
Not really, that's just the capitalist bs. There are many type of people who got rich in many different ways and competitive is not always a positive word. Also people can be competitive in many ways but that may not return as money. One can be very competitive in helping people for instance.

There are many rich people out there who are also good people. Education helps a lot. But when it comes to billionaires, 99% of them work hard to reduce the minimum wage.
 

donquijote

G.O.A.T.
I'm more concerned about some Volvo and Subaru drivers, have noticed when driving behind them that they often do moronic things that they think are polite and generous. For example, if someone in an oncoming lane is signaling to make a left turn, or someone coming out of a parking lot to the left is waiting to make a left and enter traffic, some will actually STOP to let the person go, such that someone behind them who isn't totally attentive might slam into them, oblivious to the notion that right-of-way customs exist so that other drivers can expect predictable behavior. I imagine they think they're being social-minded, befitting their choice of vehicle, while actually creating a dangerous situation.
I don't know where you live but if you don't let people join the road or turn in Toronto, nobody would make it to their work as it's a big city. Majority of people are kind enough in the traffic here. We're proud of being a polite nation.
 
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