Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) on cars (1963):
I never learned to drive. As a kid, I saw too many fatal accidents, and I grew up hating the idea. Our automobiles slaughter forty thousand people a year, maim a hundred thousand more, and bring out the worst in man. Any society where natural man — the pedestrian — becomes the intruder, and unnatural man — encased in a steel shell — becomes his molester, is a science fiction nightmare.
Terry Sanders (producer, director), Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer [incorrectly attributed on archive.org to David L. Wolper], Wolper Productions, 1963 (11:53–12:18). (Not currently listed in the extensive Internet Movie Database filmography, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0761739/ , accessed 20120607.)
Some related facts about Bradbury, from recent obituaries:
While Mr. Bradbury championed the space program as an adventure that humanity dared not shirk, he was content to restrict his own adventures to the realm of imagination. He lived in the same house in Los Angeles for more than 5o years …. For many years he refused to travel by plane, preferring trains, and he never learned to drive. — Gerald Jonas, "Brought Mars to Earth With a Lyrical Mastery", New York Times, 20120607.
Mr. Bradbury was skeptical of technology and the Internet. He disdained cellphones and resisted releasing his titles as e-books. — Stephen Miller, "Author of Classic 'Fahrenheit 451' ”, Wall Street Journal, 20120607.