Why Are Drivers Aiming for Turtles Crossing the Highway?

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News outlets are reporting the results of a recent research experiment by Clemson University student Nathan Weaver—and it reveals the not-so-sunny-side of human nature. Weaver was looking for ways to give turtles a safer passage across busy highways. He placed rubber turtles in the roadway and recorded how traffic responded. He found that 1 in 50 drivers aimed for the turtles—and ran them over. What began as concern for turtles has turned into human psychoanalysis. Weaver and others are … [Read more...]