John Staddon is a Duke University professor who spends a lot of time as a guest professor in Britain, too. His experiences driving on either side of the Atlantic have given him a unique perspective on how the two countries regulate driving. He comes to a startling conclusion:
U.S. traffic policies are inducing a form of inattentional blindness in American drivers. When so many drivers say, after an accident, “I didn’t see him,” they’re not all lying.