In his “roadkill experiment”, Mark Rober placed rubber animals (a turtle, a snake and a tarantula) on the side of the road, and then recorded 1000 drivers’ reactions. Most did what any normal person would do: stay in your lane and avoid the animal. But 6% of drivers purposely veered off the road to hit the target. 89% of these sadists drove SUV’s. On a personal note, the closest I’ve ever come to being killed by far was in 1993 when I pulled over and ran out into a four-lane road to save a turtle. It was a very stupid thing to do and I was only saved when I “froze” and the car whizzed by inches away. I actually felt the car's bumper brush me.