Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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By the time the 2016 goals are reached, assuming they are, there will not be such a disparity as we see now with a possibility of a Excursion v Smart contact. The entire fleet of American cars will move smaller, as it has over the past few decades. Remember when the 1973 Impala was a STANDARD sized car. Now that is the Malibu sized car. Passenger cars have reduced in size and weight.
As drew pointed out, the "bigger cars are always safer" argument falls apart when "bigger" is smaller and all cars and trucks are within defined parameters.
Also, a smaller car, by its nimble nature has abilities to avoid collisions completely so some accidents don't happen because of nimble vs bulky, also nullifying the "bigger is safer" concept. "Bigger is always safer" is only valid in accidents with certain variables.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.