Car accidents are the number one killer of teenagers in America! There is something that we can do, something that should have been done a long time ago and that would help not only teenage drivers, but all drivers, and of course their‘victims’. We don’t do it, because people of all ages are afraid to doubt their own agency and rationality. Benjamin Libet’s research is not difficult but people refuse to accept the science. The pet assumption in this case? That you are consciously aware of what you are doing at the time you are doing it, which you* are not! Libet’s research [1, 2] quantified how large the problem is, and it is huge when sitting in a ton of metal bolting down a busy street.
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