Monday, March 3

Kill or Be Killed

At last, my irrational hatred of SUVs has been shown to be (in a surprising twist): rational. The Times' Week in Review reports on a Senate Commerce Committe hearing on SUV safety in which the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers cited data that put SUVs at comparable mortality rates to passenger cars. SUV critics say you need to look at the damage that these large vehicles do to other cars. "In fact, some SUV critics contend the auto industry uses a 'kill or be killed' marketing strategy to sell these vehicles: If you don't want to be killed by an SUV, you'd better buy one yourself," Danny Hakim writes.

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