[extropy-chat] SUV's are killing their drivers.
brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 19 20:09:15 UTC 2004
Actually, drivers and passengers of SUVs have more injuries. But that
doesn't really matter does it? If more SUVs = more people outside of SUVs
dying then that's still bad right?
>From: Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com>
>To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
>Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] SUV's are killing their drivers.
>Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 12:15:18 -0700 (PDT)
>--- scerir <scerir at libero.it> wrote:
> > > Evmick....in the wastes of New Mexico....
> > > where "killer dust storms...and killer sun...."
> > Lucky you. Killer rocks here
> > http://www.docushare.it/mediasoft/stradale/segnali/2132_0.jpg
> > In Italy SUVs and SAVs (sport activity vehicle, I suppose,
> > term invented by BMW) "kill" other people, i.e. people
> > walking, people crossing the road, bikers. We use SUVs
> > and SAVs just in town. Passion. Fashion.
>A conflation has occured though, in this duscussion. The stats say that
>more people are dying in accidents in which trucks and SUVs are
>involved. They don't say that those people are in the cars being struck
>by the trucks and SUVs, and as the truck/SUV population increases, more
>people are going to be hit by, or hit, trucks/SUVs. It says nothing
>about the relative danger of being IN a truck or SUV, and Bill, et al
>should recognise this important distinction.
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