2009-01-05

Told ya!

God, it feels so good to be confirmed in your biased resentments!

Thank you AAA Go! Magazine!

In its current issue it has an article about the perceived "trade-off" between vehicle size and its safety. In case any of you doubted that SUVs are not any safer than cars (or even worse), here's from the horse's mouth:

When you consider "combined risk"—not only to SUV occupants but also to occupants of other vehicles involved in SUV crashes with — researchers found most cars are in fact safer than the average SUV.

And further:

As predicted by physics, increased weight increases the risk of death and fuel consumption.

Now if only all the people who buy SUVs for "protection" went and got an actual car! I'd consider the world a much better place immediately.

If you want to read the full article, the AAA site will ask you for a Carolinas' postal code. No registration is required.