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August 17, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

SUVs KILL!....This is a public service announcement:

The gap in safety between sport utility vehicles and passenger cars last year was the widest yet recorded, according to new federal traffic data.

People driving or riding in a sport utility vehicle in 2003 were nearly 11 percent more likely to die in an accident than people in cars, the figures show. The government began keeping detailed statistics on the safety of vehicle categories in 1994.

In other words, not only do SUVs do a good job of killing other people, they also kill their own passengers more effectively than passenger cars.

Answer: buy a Porsche! Nice and small, and no risk of rollovers. Kinda weak on gas mileage and seating room, though....

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