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To: colorado tanker
SUV's are much safer than most other cars, however, in collisions.

Yes, but if the people colliding with the SUV are in a smaller car, they stand a lesser chance of surviving than if they collided with another car. By increasing your own chances, you lower the chances of the smaller car occupants' survival.

I'm not arguing against SUVs, I'm just saying it's not only about you.
28 posted on 01/15/2003 2:01:00 PM PST by jenny65
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To: jenny65
Yes, but if the people colliding with the SUV are in a smaller car, they stand a lesser chance of surviving than if they collided with another car. By increasing your own chances, you lower the chances of the smaller car occupants' survival.

Good point. There seems to be a solution in the works.

"The higher bumpers on large SUVs can ride over the bumpers of cars, or can ride over the side door beams that protect passengers in side impacts. In an accident, that over ride can be dangerous and even fatal for occupants of passenger cars. Some automakers are equipping their SUVs with an extra steel beam below and behind the bumper to prevent these over rides. In fact, some in the industry have nicknamed them "Bradsher bars." While they usually use that in a derogatory way, Keith Bradsher should rightfully be proud that he helped push the industry into adding this safety feature."

29 posted on 01/15/2003 2:10:47 PM PST by colorado tanker
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