High and mighty - Keith Bradsher

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Title
High and mighty - SUVs - the world's most dangerous vehicles and how they got that way
Author
Keith Bradsher
format
Hardback
Publisher
PublicAffairs
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20021115

The longtime Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times lays bare the dangers posed by the most popular type of American family car: the sport utility vehicle. . SUVs have taken over America's roads. Ad campaigns promote them as safer and "greener" than ordinary cars and easy to handle in bad weather. But very little about the SUV's image is accurate. They poorly protect occupants and inflict horrific damage in crashes, they guzzle gasoline, and they are hard to control. Keith Bradsher has been at the forefront in reporting the calamitous safety and environmental record of SUVs, including the notorious Ford-Firestone rollover controversy. In High and Mighty, he traces the checkered history of SUVs, showing how they came to be classified not as passenger cars but as light trucks, which are subject to less strict regulations on safety, gas mileage, and air pollution. He makes a powerful case that these vehicles are even worse than we suspect-for their occupants, for other motorists, for pedestrians and for the planet itself.;In the tradition of Unsafe at Any Speed and Fast Food Nation, Bradsher's book is a damning expos of an industry that puts us all at risk, whether we recognize it or not.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Sport utility vehicles.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
468

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