Next time you are driving along side a Mercedes Benz, watch out. That driver is more apt to cut you off. And pedestrians should think twice before walking in front of a Porsche, or risk being struck. So found a new University of California at Berkeley study.
The scientists who conducted the study concluded that wealthier people are more apt to behave unethically than those with less money. The scientists analyzed a person’s wealth, occupational prestige and education, and determined that the rich are more likely to cheat, lie and break the law than those who are poorer.
Part of the study analyzed the driving habits of the rich and determined that those who drove expensive cars (an indication of wealth) were more likely to cut off other cars and pedestrians than those who drove older, less-expensive vehicles.
The rationale for this rude behavior was that those with money are more likely to be infused with a sense of entitlement leading to discourteous (and un-safe) driving.
I’m glad I only drive an older Audi.
You couldn’t be more right. Just 2 days ago, I was in the cross walk and new Porsche nearly took me out. I see a lot of high risk drivers with multiple speeding tickets and for the most part they have expensive cars.