SUVs considered harmful

Have you ever wondered why sport utility vehicle drivers seem like such assholes?

There are so many great quotes in this article I’m having trouble picking a few to include here. This is a review of High and Mighty by Keith Bradsher.

SUV buyers tend to be “insecure and vain. [...] They often lack confidence in their driving skills. Above all, they are apt to be self-centered and self-absorbed…”

Because of their vehicles’ size and four-wheel drive, SUV drivers tend to overestimate their own security, which prompts many to drive like maniacs, particularly in inclement weather.

While failing to protect their occupants, SUVs have also made the roads more dangerous for others. [...] the four-ton Chevy Tahoe kills 122 people for every 1 million models on the road; by comparison, the Honda Accord only kills 21.

I need to pick up a copy of this book. Hopefully it will be available in paperback soon.

Comments

nocturnalfix says:

Saw your post on one of Raindrops entries.. saw this entry.. like this entry. SUV’s are tools for the devil.. I should write a book on it myself.. wonderful link.