Collective Social Concience

This morning I watched driver after driver try to make way for an ambulance. It flitted through my mind that we don’t see too many visible examples of collective social conscience in modern society.

It made me wonder if we are motivated in such circumstances by something more than just simple compliance with the law? Could it be empathy, or to do with the fact that we know that one day it could be us, or one of our family?

Which triggered another question – are we motivated by the same thing when we get out the way of police car?