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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jaywalking vs. jumping a red light

The same people who jaywalk don't jump the red light while driving. Why is that?

Is it the conditioning that while driving if you don't follow rules, you get punished and no such conditioning exists for walking?

Is it the feeling of responsibility while driving?

Is it space? While walking you are in the open and while driving you are inside a small tin box.

Is it the herd mentality? I noticed that many people wait to jaywalk until they see someone else doing it.