rides with Rebecca Black.. in the back
- Jun 18, 2004
- Orange California
The problem with that is, the people who buy them. They can't drive in the first place, and to give them a tall, heavy brick to send thundering down the highway at 80mph+ with shitty brakes is not safe for anyone.Greatgraddage said:Whatever happened to freedom of choice? If someone likes the look, feel and image of a 4x4 let them have one, and do what they want....
On top of that, in the states they tend to buy the biggest heaviest ones. The vehicles tend to exceed the weight capacity of the roads in many cities, and destroy the roads. This means more money, and environmental damage since you gotta repair/replace the roads all the time. And what sucks is, by buying these big ass cars, they get tax breaks!
Next time someone goes on about global warming, remind them that the research isn't consistant. Thats usually a sign of it being fucked with.
As far as going to faster, someone posted a video on here once, of an Aussie ad campaign. It depicted a truck running a light, and 2 cars having to panic brake. One car was doing 5kph over the other, and had significant more damage.
More speed means more energy to disipate before you stop. Shouldn't be to much of a problem though, if your an attentive and intelligent driver. Something many people aren't.
While environmentalists demand a bit much...like their complaints on JC harming that mountain in the Land Rover, they are a necessary evil. Anyone who's ever been to LA, California 10 years ago or earlier will know how beneficial they can be. I'm sure most of the Californian's will bitch about the smog laws.*
Plus the other side of that is, the car industry seems to have figured out how to give us what we want. Being low smog vehicles, with loads of power. Without environmentalists, we'd still just have the power, but from smogy cars.
To the guy who said his parents have 2 4x4s, and use them for farm work. Hopefully for their sake, the law will take into account those who actually use them for business.
In the states, theres a fucked up loophole in our tax laws, that give people a massive tax brake for buying a H2, Suburban, Range Rover etc... infact it's a bigger tax deduction than owning a hybrid.
*For those not in Cali, the laws basically state it's illegal to modify the car in anyway, unless modifications have a certification from the company who makes them thru testing with CARB (California Air Resource Board).