The more money drivers have, the less respect they have for pedestrians. And if you drive a Toyota Prius, like the one pictured above, or a BMW, you may be the worst.
Paul Piff, a researcher with the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California Berkeley published a paper on the relationship between bad driving and wealth.
They watched a crosswalk and an intersection in California to see what happened when pedestrians and cars approached.
They found that in an intersection with a four-way stop, those with more expensive cars were more likely to jump ahead when it wasn't their turn. The researchers also found that at crosswalks, female drivers were more likely to stop for pedestrians than men. All drivers were more likely to stop for a woman than for a man.
Piff also made note of car makes and models and said that "BMW drivers were the worst."
But it wasn't just BMW drivers, Prius drivers are also horrible. Piff says that "In our higher-status vehicle category, Prius drivers had a higher tendency to commit infractions than most," Piff told the paper.
Piff has done other tests showing that the wealthy lean toward unethical behavior. He has found that wealthy people are more likely to admit that they would steal paper at work or cheat at a computer game of dice.