Medicine: Neurotics at the Wheel

The careful driver who rates a fellow motorist as "nuts" for honking his horn as soon as the light changes to green is probably right, though medically inexact. Alan Canty, psychologist for Detroit's traffic court, spelled it out in more technical terms at a National Safety Council meeting in Chicago last week: "The fellow who blasts his horn to bully his way through traffic, the fellow who wants to race you in a traffic-light getaway, and the smart-aleck who defies traffic regulations are selfish . . . and egocentric individuals."

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