[extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 20:42:20 UTC 2004

I am having some difficulty relating the detailed discussion about the
advantages of SUVs with Emlyn's original post.

Why should we care whether in certain specific circumstances an SUV
might be preferred? The road death figures show that SUVs are killing
their drivers in increasing numbers.

"Even according to the revised figures there were mixed results in the
2003 figures, with deaths in sport utility vehicles (SUVs) rising
dramatically, traffic deaths in motorcycle crashes increasing for the
6th year in a row, and fatalities in crashes involving large trucks on
the upswing.
Rollover deaths continued at high levels due to the ever-increasing
proportion of light trucks in the passenger vehicle fleet. Overall,
rollover deaths in SUVs jumped nearly 7 percent, from 2,471 in 2002 to
2,639 in 2003. The majority of people killed in SUVs, 6 of every 10,
die in rollover crashes."

David may be the exception that proves the rule, like the 90 year-old
chain smoker next door, but you can't argue with the road kill
figures. That's how Nader got famous, when the motor industry was
selling cars that killed people in excessive numbers.


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