Motor Vehicle Behaviorism

Streetfilms recently interviewed one of my favorite authors, Tom Vanderbilt. Watch:

If you haven't read Vanderbilt's book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us), get a copy. When I first checked out the book from the public library, I thought I was going to hate it. What would I care about why people behave they way they do when they're driving cars? As it turns out, Traffic is one of my favorite books. It's a fascinating look at the psychology of driving and offers a lot valuable insights into many aspects of urbanism.