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Unsafe street leads to safer drivers?

  1. Sep 4, 2011 #1
    There has been a lot of talk about texting and driving. After doing some thinking it seem like because the driver feels safe they don't mind taking their eyes off the road. Unlike in India where there is so much traffic that you don't get the option to take your eyes off the road. Would this imply that a more unsafe street system would lead people to drive more carefully?
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  3. Sep 5, 2011 #2
    I read that accidents go down when they replace traffic lights with roundabouts (traffic circles) at intersections. The theory is that traffic circle causes everyone to have to pay so much attention that well, they pay attention! When there are traffic lights keeping everything "safe," everyone relaxes and crashes into each other.
  4. Sep 5, 2011 #3
    Does this have something to do with logic?
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