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(Wall Street Journal)   Real-life study: Accidents caused by aggressive driving rise in West Virginia five days after a NASCAR race is shown on TV   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 47
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2011-07-28 12:37:47 PM
Real-life study: Accidents caused by aggressive driving rise in West Virginia two to three days before a NASCAR race is shown on TV.
 
2011-07-28 12:51:08 PM
most races are shown on Sunday, most crashes occur on Friday...NASCAR EFFECT
 
2011-07-28 12:51:50 PM
Yeah, but only at intersections with left turns.
 
2011-07-28 01:28:18 PM
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R.I.P. Kris Kristofferson
 
2011-07-28 01:30:06 PM
Damn... wrong thread.
 
2011-07-28 01:51:37 PM

Go Fast Turn Left: Real-life study: Accidents caused by aggressive driving rise in West Virginia two to three days before a NASCAR race is shown on TV.


Came to the thread to see if you had posted.

Leaving satisfied with your Boobies.
 
2011-07-28 02:41:15 PM

jaylectricity: Go Fast Turn Left: Real-life study: Accidents caused by aggressive driving rise in West Virginia two to three days before a NASCAR race is shown on TV.

Came to the thread to see if you had posted.

Leaving satisfied with your Boobies.


Most are...I probably need to work out.
 
2011-07-28 03:11:37 PM
Good. We need to ban cars anyway...
 
2011-07-28 03:12:16 PM
Inbreeding also goes up.
 
2011-07-28 03:15:00 PM

whidbey: Good. We need to ban cars anyway...


Just to see a sudden spike in the number of bicycle accidents? No thanks, i can't sit by and watch that happen.
 
2011-07-28 03:17:11 PM
Pfft...amateurs...

www.faniq.com
 
2011-07-28 03:20:20 PM
So is there a spike in murders and rape after football or basketball games? Yeah I went there.
 
2011-07-28 03:21:43 PM

Pocket Ninja: Yeah, but only at intersections with leftright turns.


FTFY, this concept is foreign to these people.
 
2011-07-28 03:24:16 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: Pocket Ninja: Yeah, but only at intersections with leftright turns.

FTFY, this concept is foreign to these people.


Not so much (new window)
 
2011-07-28 03:25:14 PM

BigRightRear: So is there a spike in murders and rape after football or basketball games? Yeah I went there.


Showed up for the aggressive hillbilly drivers ...

... staying for the debate on which sport is the most "rapey".

/Thanks FARK
 
2011-07-28 03:26:16 PM
Wait, wait, WAIT!

You mean to tell me they have TELEVISION in West Virginia?

/kidding, only kidding
 
2011-07-28 03:26:16 PM
Let's get it on!!! Wooo!!!!

t1.gstatic.com
 
2011-07-28 03:30:18 PM
Rubbin's racin'
 
2011-07-28 03:30:43 PM
Rubbin' is racin'. It's also something you do with your cousins in the SouthEast.
 
2011-07-28 03:31:48 PM

Jake Havechek: Inbreeding also goes up.


HAHA! because we're all toothless-hillbilly-sister-loving-tards! Amirite? AMIRITE!?!?



But you man...YOU are the genius we all should model ourselves after. A bounty of original ideas forged from the boundless depths of creativity and intelligence!
 
2011-07-28 03:32:45 PM
Unless the accidents all happened on blocks in somebody's front yard, you can't blame them on WV natives.
 
2011-07-28 03:36:15 PM

2KanZam: HAHA! because we're all toothless-hillbilly-sister-loving-tards! Amirite? AMIRITE!?!?

But you man...YOU are the genius we all should model ourselves after. A bounty of original ideas forged from the boundless depths of creativity and intelligence!


Don't be silly, nobody is calling you a retar---wait a minute, a bounty forged from the depths?
 
2011-07-28 03:37:53 PM
and violent video games cause violent behavior right?
 
2011-07-28 03:38:32 PM

Mr Rusty Shackleford: Rubbin's racin'


But, being a West Virginian I must admit I had a friend in HS....he would say that, then proceed to nudge the old lady in the Caddy infront of us off the road.



Go Fast Turn Left: antidisestablishmentarianism: Pocket Ninja: Yeah, but only at intersections with leftright turns.

FTFY, this concept is foreign to these people.

Not so much (new window)



Yeah that's nothin' too.....the term country mile must have been coined here. The only state where I can be 1/2 mile from my destination, but it'll take me 1/2 hour to get there (unless you slide down the mountain)


It took my aunt (from texas) years before she could go anywhere without getting car sick.


/Personally hate NASCAR
 
2011-07-28 03:42:14 PM
Does this mean we should worry because of the tour de France?
 
2011-07-28 03:46:14 PM

2KanZam: Go Fast Turn Left: antidisestablishmentarianism: Pocket Ninja: Yeah, but only at intersections with leftright turns.

FTFY, this concept is foreign to these people.

Not so much (new window)


Yeah that's nothin' too


That's Summit Point Motorsports Park, in Summit Point, WV. Kinda nips the "no right turns" thing in the bud.
 
2011-07-28 03:48:52 PM

Go Fast Turn Left: 2KanZam: Go Fast Turn Left: antidisestablishmentarianism: Pocket Ninja: Yeah, but only at intersections with leftright turns.

FTFY, this concept is foreign to these people.

Not so much (new window)


Yeah that's nothin' too

That's Summit Point Motorsports Park, in Summit Point, WV. Kinda nips the "no right turns" thing in the bud.



Gotcha.....just glanced at the link....that makes even MORE sense!
 
2011-07-28 03:50:32 PM
Is it just Cup races? If so, is it only points races, or non-point, like Daytona Speed Weeks and the all-star race?

Are they taking Nationwide and Truck races into account, too?

How about ARCA and the touring series?

Or maybe people drive like sh*t and this is a case of correlation =/= causation?
 
2011-07-28 03:58:31 PM

jaybeezey: whidbey: Good. We need to ban cars anyway...

Just to see a sudden spike in the number of bicycle accidents? No thanks, i can't sit by and watch that happen.


You could always just duct tape yourself to the wall. I hear it's a big deal these days.
 
2011-07-28 03:58:32 PM
Since in most weeks there are NASCAR races on three out of the seven days, one is rarely more than five days away from a NASCAR race.
 
2011-07-28 04:06:44 PM
Why 5 days? It would seem plausible for 2-3 days after a race. 5 days...really? Further, Nascar races just about every week.
 
2011-07-28 04:08:19 PM
Just another workday commute...

www.driverside.com
 
2011-07-28 04:14:53 PM

2KanZam: Jake Havechek: Inbreeding also goes up.

HAHA! because we're all toothless-hillbilly-sister-loving-tards! Amirite? AMIRITE!?!?



But you man...YOU are the genius we all should model ourselves after. A bounty of original ideas forged from the boundless depths of creativity and intelligence!


I would be angry if I lived in WV also.

/sister isn't hot
 
2011-07-28 04:25:03 PM
It takes them that long to sober up enough to drive?

/oh who am I kidding....
 
2011-07-28 04:31:46 PM

2KanZam: Jake Havechek: Inbreeding also goes up.

HAHA! because we're all toothless-hillbilly-sister-loving-tards! Amirite? AMIRITE!?!?



But you man...YOU are the genius we all should model ourselves after. A bounty of original ideas forged from the boundless depths of creativity and intelligence!


How can you type and use the mouse while you're finger banging your sister?
 
2011-07-28 04:41:16 PM
I blame this on Kyle Busch.
 
2011-07-28 05:18:20 PM
Well we all know it not from the end of the work week.
 
2011-07-28 05:24:13 PM

TigerStar: Why 5 days? It would seem plausible for 2-3 days after a race. 5 days...really? Further, Nascar races just about every week.


Because 5 days after Sunday is Friday and people tend to go out and do more after work on Fridays than after work on other days. This is a classic correlation does not equal causation.
 
2011-07-28 05:38:58 PM
Those are the same guys who see a Jet Li movie and come out thinking they can do karate. Or saw Rocky and think they can beat up some 6'4' guy when they are only 5'5 themselves. *LOL*
 
2011-07-28 05:49:30 PM

RocketRod: Damn... wrong thread.


Not necessarily. I am sure that reruns of Convoy also correlate to bouts of aggressive driving, accidents and copyright infringement of CW McCall songs.

\I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck. "And I'm about to put the hammer down."
 
2011-07-28 07:00:19 PM
I know I drive more aggressively on the way home from the movie theater after seeing something like a James Bond or Batman movie. There should be compulsory psychiatric medication so no one is ever excited about anything and we'll all be safe.
 
2011-07-28 08:29:15 PM
The five-day delay in the appearance of an effect may seem puzzling, but such delayed effects are commonly found in studies the media's effects on behavior, the author said.

OR, since it's most likely Friday people are (a) rushing to get the week over, or (b) getting an early start on the weekend drinking.
 
2011-07-28 08:29:43 PM
I'll admit that leaving the track after watching a hell of a race,it's kinda hard to keep the car at/near the speed limit.

but 5 days later? Really?
 
2011-07-28 08:39:58 PM
spurious correlation is spurious.
 
2011-07-28 08:52:30 PM
What is a tv show, if not a long commercial?

/oh wait, advertising doesn't influence people either
 
2011-07-28 08:54:37 PM
And as irrefutable proof of evolution.....monkey see, monkey do.
 
2011-07-28 09:29:44 PM
[insert Dale Earnhardt turning right joke here]
 
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