A new study has found a significant correlation between U.S. drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians and the value of their car.
According to the Journal of Transport and Health, drivers with more valuable cars are less likely to yield to pedestrians. Out of 461 drivers in the study, 28 percent yielded to pedestrians at a crosswalk while 72 percent failed to do so. Of the 72 percent of drivers that didn’t yield, their average car value was nearly $2,000 more than those who yielded properly.
An odds ratio of 0.97 and p-value of 0.03 show that the odds of yielding decreased by roughly 3 percent when the car value increased by $1,000.