So, rude drivers drive expensive cars?

A UC Berkeley study reported by the Los Angeles Times found that people who drive those cars appear to be more likely to cut off other drivers and pedestrians.

As part of the study, the Times reported, observers hid near a four-way-stop intersection in downtown Berkeley and noted the makes,  years and conditions of cars and whether the drivers waited their turn at the intersection.

They found that people driving the most expensive cars were four times as likely as drivers of the least expensive cars to enter the intersection when they didn’t have the right of way. And it was even worse when it came to yielding to pedestrians.

The Times said those findings, reported Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, led the researchers to conduct a series of experiments that found rich people also were more likely to cheat to win a prize, take candy from children and say they would pocket extra change given them in error rather than give it back.

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