interview of Tom Vanderbilt by StreetFilms

Streetfilms.org has posted an extended video interview with Tom Vanderbilt, author of the bestselling book Traffic and the How We Drive blog. In the interview, Tom discusses the psychology and behavior of drivers, including “looked but failed to see” accidents — what we consider to be an example of inattentional blindness on the roads. The wide-ranging 10-minute interview covers everything from texting while driving to the use of drive-cam technology that records what drivers are doing as they drive (including examples of collisions due to distracted driving). He also mentions The Invisible Gorilla (about 2 minutes into the interview). You can read more about the interview here. It’s fascinating stuff.

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