Why do The Cullens drive cars, when they can run?

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In the Twilight series, by Stephanie Meyer, the Cullens are the "main" vampire family.  Because the Cullens are trying to assimilate themselves into human society, they perform human acts, such as driving cars instead of running at the speed of sound.  Since their vampire identity is largely unknown in their...

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In the Twilightseries, by Stephanie Meyer, the Cullens are the "main" vampire family.  Because the Cullens are trying to assimilate themselves into human society, they perform human acts, such as driving cars instead of running at the speed of sound.  Since their vampire identity is largely unknown in their society, they do not want to reveal their secret.  If the Cullens actually went around proclaiming their vampire status, just imagine what a different series that would be!  Since they don't age, the Cullens usually have to move around every few years or so in order to ensure that their private identities remain a secret.  This is also why they have to go on "hunts" every so often, and enroll the Cullen "children" in school.  Hope this helped to answer your question!

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