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2005-04-14 11:54:46.694949+00 by ebradway 1 comments

Does anyone else find it ironic that our tax money is going to educate people who drive SUVs because the government gave them a huge tax break to purchase? I wish SUVs were more like motorcycles in that if someone wants to be really stupid about how they drive a bike, they are mostly risking their own asses. But screw up in an SUV and your likely to take out a bunch of other people as well.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-14 14:01:52.565285+00 by: meuon [edit history]

It's why I bought the 'Roo.. a fairly fuel efficient small nimble vehicle. (and kept my F150 SuperCrew 4x4 for when I need it) Although the ads on TV are cute, I had not figured out that is what was going on (a safety education campaign). So why is it the Attorney General?. Seems like there would be more appropriate sponsors. (NHTSA, DOT..)

This is some bad advice on that site as well regarding tire size and type. Many SUV's are "under tired" with soft car tires that are running car pressures (32psi) which are not appropriate for big loaded vehicles. The manufacturers do this so that they ride nice... I put 17" 6 ply sidewall 285 BFG ATko's on my F150.. and the smart guys at the tire place said: run em at 55psi (65 max on these). Wow. What a difference. Sure, these are little stiffer and noisier, but no tire roll when cornering.

But you do have to know what you are driving.

The real issue is that people are buying these things that really have no need, or clue. Why? Marketing.

The funny is a 27 million dollar Anti-SUV campaign is nothing compared to the investment the manufacturers of these things have pumped into our collected subconcious over the years. I hope the guys that actually did the work got paid. Great graphics.