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Contrary to auto manufacturers' claims, SUVs are NOT safer than cars and are IN FACT much less safe for others on the road.

Industry Myths vs. Auto Safety Facts

  • Click here to read Public Citizen's fact sheet debunking common industry myths about SUV safety.
  • Click here  to examine ways in which SUV driver behavior is often less hazardous than the behavior of car drivers.
  • Click here to see the fact sheet: "The Consumer's Truth: Myths and Facts about American Consumers and Fuel Economy"

How risky are SUVs?

  • Click here  to look at a list of the 20 most risky vehicles on the road, looking at driver death rates and the rate of other drivers killed by these vehicles.  
  • Click here to look at a listing of the top 20 most risky vehicles for their drivers as well as a top 20 listing of the most dangerous vehicles for others on the road.
  • Click here to see occupant fatality rates by vehicle type for all crash types.

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