I know this after observing a horse’s behavior while riding along one day. We came across a dead cow. The horse stopped, tense. Looked. Sniffed. As if to find out…what killed this poor beast? A big wolf still lurking nearby? A disease? A big wolf three days ago that’s probably moved on? After the horse was satisfied nothing was hiding out to kill her, she moved on as if nothing were wrong.
It’s the same thing with crashes. People stop. Look. Okay, don’t sniff. Then drive on as if nothing is wrong! Because their brain has said, Ah! This has happened because of something that is not still a danger to me. So, no big.
Try it yourself next time you come across a wreck. Once you know why you’re looking, the urge to look over will be lessened.
That’s my theory. I’ve been meaning to share this for quite some time, so I’m glad I found this web site.