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SUVs and other light trucks are incompatible with cars and this aggressivity makes them dangerous to others on the road.
In frontal collisions between a car and SUV, the car driver is 4.3 times more likely to die than the SUV driver. SUVs are also more than twice as lethal as cars in side-impact crashes with cars.
Click here to look at statistics regarding SUV aggressivity and incompatibility.
Click here to link to the New York Times article "In the Debate on SUVs, There’s a New Casualty Count."
In June 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a report on the problems of vehicle compatibility and aggressivity (to read the report, click here).
Public Citizen commented on the report - click here to read our letter to NHTSA
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