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STUDY: People in nicer cars less likely to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks

Posted at 6:38 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 21:49:08-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A study by UNLV suggests drivers who have expensive cars are not very nice behind the wheel.

Researchers watched as volunteers tried to cross a busy street at a crosswalk and they discovered people in luxury cars were less likely to slow down or stop.


They also discovered that for every $1,000 increase in value, they saw a 3% drop in likelihood of someone driving a luxury car stopping for a person in a crosswalk.

One theory is that people who drive luxury cars are less likely to empathize with people walking.