Six Percent of Drivers Aim For Animals
Experiment shows that not all drivers love animals.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: July 22nd, 2012
We're a bit creeped out that that many drivers would go out of their way to terminate a defenseless animal's life
ASA employee Mark Rober recently conducted an experiment that showed that some of our fellow motorists aren't exactly animal friendly.
The experiment, in which Rober used placed rubber versions of either a snake, turtle, or spider on the shoulder of the road (outside the lane) and used a leaf a control object, showed that out of 1,000 drivers, six percent of them actually aimed at the animal instead of trying to swerve around.
Rober says the number dropped to 2.8 percent when the spider was taken out of the equation, likely since the fake spider used was a tarantula. Rober says those numbers are in line with other turtle and snake studies he's done.
Still, we're a bit creeped out that that many drivers would go out of their way to terminate a defenseless animal's life. We'll be steering clear of those drivers.