In 95 percent of drivers are responsible for traffic accidents. the human factor. Choosing a car, however, significantly affects how an individual drives, according to cultural and social anthropologist Dan Podjed. The certain behavior of the drivers of the “big German black sedans” is not twisted out of the vine, however, the insurers have also reported significant damage to the prestige cars.
Research associate of the Institute for Slovenian Ethnography ZRC SAZU Dan Podjed At the roundtable at the Anatomy of Slovenian Driving event he said that we are different in the car and that, “what kind of car you have, significantly affects how you drive”. “It feels like what you are driving,” he added.
'There are a lot of buses in Belgrade more solidarity, especially towards parents with young children '
In doing so, he touched on the stereotypes of allegedly poor driving by Celje drivers and drivers “big German black sedans” , who are considered to be arrogant on the road and disobey the rules. ) “People are no longer angry with Celje citizens, but cultures based on what you drive,” Podjed explained. According to him, car drivers are most angry with cyclists, who are also the most endangered and risky type in traffic.
And if there is social stratification in Slovenia according to the principle of what you drive, there are so many more pronounced in Belgrade, for example, he said. With its citroen, it was difficult to break into the Slavija roundabout in Belgrade, which is not exactly renowned for its organization, while it was much easier to transport “big German black sedans” and pedestrians and cyclists at the bottom of the scale.
However, he noted that the behavior of public transport users in Slovenia could be “beogradised”, since there is much more solidarity on buses in Belgrade, especially towards parents with young children.
Triglav: Prestigious Cars Increase Damage Rate
According to him, Slovenian drivers are angry more passively-aggressively, which means that they look ugly, glare at the lights, blast lightly, lightly press the gas, so they act self-destructively. Tolerance on the road, however, is significantly higher among cyclists and pedestrians, as they also have a greater possibility of communication with each other, while in the vehicle we are isolated and can at most show some gesture by hand, Podjed added, who looks forward to autonomous cars.
Director of the Central Regional Damage Center at Zavarovalnica Triglav Boris Kuhelj ) added that prestigious cars have a higher frequency of damage, but on the other hand, they also drive more miles with these vehicles. Even if mileage is not taken into account, luxury car damage is still 10 or 20 percent more.
According to him, it is not only “big German black sedans” but all prestigious vehicles, including a certain Scandinavian brand, famous for its safety. However, major damage was also reported in electric vehicles. One reason is that the owners of the car are the same people who used to drive “big German black sedans” and smaller electric cars are used primarily as business vehicles, in car-sharing, etc.
Komotar: We cling to clichés too much, we all do wrongs
According to a car journalist and vlogger Cyril Komotar is a little too cliché because we are committing traffic violations. As he said, modern cars are very safe and this gives us a false sense of security. “No matter the number of assistance systems, the driver is responsible for his vehicle,” noted and emphasized the importance of driver's own reflection.
According to a researcher in the Psychology Department at the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor , Sare Trement Most Slovenians have negative attitudes towards risky behavior on the road, but this attitude is rarely the same as hair behavior. One of the reasons why we behave irresponsibly on the road, such as overtaking or driving diligently, is related to the consequences. we will not miss a meeting, this behavior is becoming a habit. There are relatively few negative consequences of speeding, penalties have a less favorable effect on reducing bad behavior, but more on rewarding good behavior in traffic.