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This is your brain on Seattle traffic

“Why are Seattle drivers the worst?”

That’s a question we get a lot from listeners.

But when cities are ranked by number of accidents, speeding tickets, or DUIs, Seattle rarely comes in first.

So why do Seattleites feel like they’re surrounded by bad drivers?

Bill Radke asked someone who wrote his dissertation on aggressive driving: Dennis Donovan, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington.

They discuss what happens to our brains while in traffic and reminisce about their first cars — Volkswagens.