Posted by ken on July 25th, 2004 (All posts by ken)
Just as our Founders told us they would under our system.
If not for the enviro-nuts, I figure the safety nuts would have pushed through a law mandating that everyone drive SUV’s.
Too bad they couldn’t convince people that airbags release something toxic into the air while they were at it…
Update: According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the safest category of passenger vehicles for the driver is “Cargo and large passenger vans”; SUV’s were about average. Interestingly enough, pickup trucks had a very high rate of driver fatalities; small and large pickups had a rate that was surpassed only by “mini cars”. Cars from midsize on up are safer than SUV’s. The mini car, not surprisingly, does worst of all, and I’d place a high likelihood of it being banned if not for the enviro-nuts.
Follow the link, look at “Driver deaths per million registered passenger vehicles 1-3 years old, by crash type, 2002″, then under the “All crashes” heading for the total risk to the driver in various automobiles.