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Streetfilms: Tom Vanderbilt Talks “Traffic”

Whether you're a transportation geek or just curious about the
psychology and behavior of drivers, Tom Vanderbilt's "Traffic: Why We Drive The Way
We Do (and What It Says About Us)
" is one of the most fascinating
books you can pick up.

Tom sat down recently for an hour
conversation with OpenPlans founder
Mark Gorton about his vast research into the world of car and driver.
The chat - which we think we've edited down to an entertaining ten
minutes -  covered topics as diverse as an Invisible
Gorilla
to intense DriveCam
footage of automobile crashes to H.W.
Heinrich's Industrial Accident Pyramid
. From texting-while-driving to
noise-canceling technology, Tom gives us the skinny on everything traffic.

Tom also writes the very popular blog How We Drive.

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