Episode 4: Nerds in Traffic

This week the Nerd Absurd crew discusses the bane of city life: traffic.

Virginia tells the tale of how her husband got out of a ticket due to a technicality, and the guys discuss whether traffic fines should be based on a strict interpretation of the law (like speeding, where you can get a fine for being a mile over the limit) or on the driver’s ability and the level of danger to society. They also spend a lot of time talking about all the other jerks on the road today!

If you want to read more about the scientific aspects of driving, check out: Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)  by Tom Vanderbilt.

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