Crashes involving tall SUVs and trucks with hood heights of 40 inches or higher are 45% more likely to result in a fatality compared to vehicles with lower hood heights, according to a new report by the IIHS. The increase in pedestrian deaths in the US is linked to the popularity of bigger SUVs and trucks, which are considered safer for drivers in crashes. Despite evidence of the dangers, automakers continue to produce larger vehicles due to a lack of regulation and safety standards that consider the risks they pose to pedestrians and cyclists. File this under no fucking shit. Truck size is out of control in North America. Induced demand for urban tanks and parking lots to accommodate them all is destroying the continent. Pedestrianized streets, trains, busses, subways, light rails, and bike lanes are the only sane response to all of this.
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