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Smile more. Researchers from the University of Southern Brittany in France studied busy intersections. If pedestrians made eye contact and smiled at drivers, they were HALF as likely to get hit! The researchers say eye contact alone is good – a blank stare made 50% of drivers stop. But that number went up to 75% when eye contact was accompanied by a smile. Because the mood boost the driver gets makes them kinder and more cautious.