These Stupid Trucks are Literally Killing Us
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 Published On Mar 6, 2023

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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.

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References and Further Reading

Tell Automakers: Fix front-end blind zones - Consumer Reports Petition

CityNerd: Problems with Pickup Trucks (Nebula)

New Car Assessment Program

SUVs, pickup trucks more likely to hit pedestrians than cars, study finds

The Ultimate List of Driving Statistics for 2023

All history (including auto industry research of SUV buyers) is from:
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

Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 1997 (modified)

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

Tyre Extinguishers


European new car market starts 2021 with record market share for SUVs

Safety consequences of vehicle size & weight

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