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Bmw Drivers The Worst....


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"A study conducted in 2012 by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Toronto examined driver behavior at a four-way intersection and crosswalk on busy roads in California"


Consider the source--that hotbed of car-hating greenies who want us all to walk or bicycle everywhere.  Those worthies would have us all driving --if we were permitted--low powered electric cars or Priuses. 


My vote is for SUV & minivan drivers.  I"ve been cut off, nearly sideswiped or otherwise forced to take extreme evasive action many more times by SUVs (and minivans) than by BMWs.  My '87 E30 still bears the scars of a sideswipe by a soccer mom tearing down an interstate highway ramp in her Chrysler T&C and immediately swinging into the left lane--which was unfortunately occupied by me.  When she encountered resistance (the right side of my car), she swung away...and tried again to change lanes.  I was still there, since there was no place for me to go except a wet, grassy median.


Case closed


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yes they are - sadly




" A study done by the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University

of California Berkeley shows that rich people tend to be jerks whilst behind the wheel.

Since BMWs aren't cheap, they are usually bought by this sort of people, therefore

the conclusion that they are rude, to say the least.

The good news is that they don't stand alone. Prius and Mercedes-Benz owners

do the same, when faced with similar situations, so that might be some sort

of consolation for us.

The study was done at pedestrian crosswalks and 4-way stop intersections.

Out of 10 cars, about 8 did the right things, whilst the other 2 cars were

probably BMWs or Prii or Mercs.

Fortunately for us, the study was done in California and we all know how

things happen over there… Not to say they are bad drivers but they're

just a bit different. Saying their findings are true for the whole USA

seems a bit juvenile but they're scientists and we're not...  cont. . . . . . . . .


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