[extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs
brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 19 20:51:36 UTC 2004
If you stand in front of me, are you responsible for obstructing my view?
Should I move to accomodate your actions? Take responsibility for blocking
Rollovers aren't always the driver's fault, side impacts for example can
happen to the most skillful driver (who is not able to maneuver as well in
an SUV) and the SUV can flip.
Not to mention, the Fed subsidizing small business purchase of SUVs or their
greater consumption of road surface.
Stop being an SUV-apologist.
>From: Mike Lorrey <mlorrey at yahoo.com>
>To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
>Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Real Extropians don't drive SUVs
>Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 12:20:38 -0700 (PDT)
>--- Brian Lee <brian_a_lee at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > There are things inherently unsafe about many SUVs. They have a
> > higher tendency to roll over (not just due to driver ignorance).
>Wrong. A driver's unwise misestimation of the center of gravity and G
>tolerance of a vehicle in cornering, due to too many years driving low
>slung cars with different feel characteristics, is not the fault of the
>vehicle. Your assertion is as bad as claiming that guns kill people by
>jumping up and shooting them all by their selves.
> > They also make the
> > road less safe for non-SUV owners by obstructing their view.
>I am not responsible for YOUR choice of a short vehicle, any more than
>a train engineer is responsible for you being parked on the railroad
>tracks as he hits you.
>Stop copping out and take responsibility for your own choices and actions.
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