Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hummer drivers get booked more often

I was over at Wired this morning and saw an article about how Hammer drivers get five times as many traffic tickets in the United States then the average driver. It got me thinking about Emmanuel's story over at Masalai "Seriously Get Noticed" which is Boroko Motors slogan in adverts to sell the Hammer H3's in Papua New Guinea. I guess the Boroko Motors slogan must really be true if the Hammer drivers in the U.S are getting booked five times more then the average driver. Which means that they are really getting noticed more. Or is it that because they are driving a car that is designed to be bank vault on wheels which is making their driving more erratic then the average Tom, Dick, and Harry.

According to the study that reported these findings the reason why the Hammer driver may get booked more is "The sense of power that Hummer drivers derive from their vehicle may be directly correlated with the number of violations they incur, or perhaps Hummer drivers, by virtue of their driving position, are less likely to notice road hazards, signs, pedestrians and other drivers," Raj Bhat, president of Quality Planning, said in a statement.

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