not really. that’s a click bait title. the real title is Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do by Tom Vanderbilt
I thought I was gonna get a critique of driving styles from all over the contiguous US, a horoscope of driving techniques if you will. What I got was entertaining and informative. I know so much about traffic engineering now. World wide driving culture, how the nature of staring at the back side of a car messes with out brains based on how communication evolved, what is and isn’t safe road design, and a little bit of traffic engineer espionage.
This is the best informative and educational book I’ve ever read, it beats “The Wolf’s Tooth” which is now my second favorite.
Sorry this isn’t much of a critique, it’s generally good and my critiques are mainly complaining. There’s nothing to complain about. It’ just really good.
(ps look how much culture i have I’m reviewing books!)