Tom Vanderbilt

author, 'Traffic'

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Journalist who writes for Wired, Slate, the New York Times and other publications; author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

Tom Vanderbilt on KCRW

You probably think you're a pretty good driver, at least you're better than the guy who just cut in on you or the woman who slowed down without any apparent reason. Think again.

All the Stuff You Don't Know about...Traffic

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