These Stupid Trucks are Literally Killing Usって人気で話題らしいぞ、見逃さないで！！
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Engineers, planners, politicians, and advocates all around the world are trying to improve their cities and build more great walkable places with viable alternatives to driving. But there’s a looming trend that could undo all of that hard work: the growth of SUVs and light trucks.
This could all be solved if these pathetic suburbanites could just buy small cars, station wagons, or minivans instead.
NJB Live (my bicycle livestream channel):
Script by Nicole Conlan and Jason Slaughter
References and Further Reading
Tell Automakers: Fix front-end blind zones – Consumer Reports Petition
CityNerd: Problems with Pickup Trucks (Nebula)
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June 2022 –> February 2023. The kid has grown two inches. The trucks have grown even faster.
This is not ok. pic.twitter.com/ubRpUqdV5n
— Tab Combs (@DrTCombs) February 12, 2023
New Car Assessment Program
SUVs, pickup trucks more likely to hit pedestrians than cars, study finds
The Ultimate List of Driving Statistics for 2023
High and Mighty: SUVs-the World’s Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way
Keith Bradsher [ISBN 9781586481230]
Trucks And SUVs Are Now Over 80 Percent Of New Car Sales In The U.S.
Mindgames on wheels – How advertising sold false promises of safety and superiority with SUVs
Sherman tank by Nyttend – Own work, Public Domain
Global SUV sales set another record in 2021, setting back efforts to reduce emissions
Kids and Cars
Experiment involving SUV reveals hidden danger for small children
SUVs second biggest cause of emissions rise, figures reveal
U.S. Pedestrian Fatalities Rise, While European Pedestrian Fatalities Fall
Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths Skyrocket in 2018 as Motorists Stay Safe
Why are US drivers killing so many pedestrians?
National Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behaviors
The Car Cushion Hypothesis: Bigger Cars Lead to More Risk Taking—Evidence from Behavioural Data
You Don’t Need A Full-Size Pickup Truck, You Need a Cowboy Costume
City drivers ‘should think twice’ before buying SUVs
Pickup Trucks – From Workhorse to Joyride
Transportation Alternatives – The Problem with Bigger Cars
Unlicensed Driver Is Charged in Death of Baby in Stroller
EUROPEAN VEHICLE MARKET STATISTICS
European new car market starts 2021 with record market share for SUVs
Safety consequences of vehicle size & weight
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