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Drivers with expensive cars less likely to stop for pedestrians
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If you have an expensive car, you’re probably less likely to stop for pedestrians, a new study has found.
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On Wednesday, a study on driver yielding behaviors for pedestrians — conducted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) — was published online at ScienceDirect ahead of its March publication in the Journal of Transport & Health.
The study found that the cost of a car was “a significant predictor of driver yielding,” according to a press release.
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The likeliness of a driver stopping for pedestrians waiting at crosswalks decreases by 3 percent for every $1,000 increase in the car’s cost, the study found.