29 May '11, 12pm

Why do people in cars hate people on bikes so much? #bikenyc

Why do people in cars hate people on bikes so much? #bikenyc

If you've ever been behind the wheel of a car, you've felt it: The dead certainty that everyone around you is a complete idiot who should get the hell out of your way. If you've spent much time riding a bicycle, you have been the target of that wrath. And without the protective metal-and-glass bubble that shields drivers (mostly) from each other's anger, it's easy to feel the hate. A horn honked in your ear by someone zooming past, an insult shouted out a window, the grit kicked up in your face by someone passing too close -- just to make a point. It's scary. The expression "road rage" apparently originated in America in the 1980s , and the concept was absorbed into our national DNA a long time ago. It's part of how we see ourselves, a danger so familiar it's become mundane, a cultural cliché. Driving a car does something strange to you. Tom Vanderbilt, author of the book ...

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