Obama Is Lying And People Will Be Dying
Does anybody care are do we just feel good that we will be driving greener, but more dangerous cars?
The only way for carmakers to meet these standards is to make smaller, lighter and deadlier cars.
The National Academy of Sciences has linked mileage standards with about 2,000 deaths per year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that every 100-pound reduction in the weight of small cars increases annual traffic fatalities by as much as 715.
In contrast in the more than six years since the Iraq war began, there have been 4,296 deaths among American military personnel.
So, with only a hundred pound reduction in a cars weight, we can expect an additional 4,290 deaths on our highways, roughly the same amount of deaths among American Military personnel in the six years of the Iraq War.
This reminds me of the of the more efficient light bulbs. They are all made in China using factories that polute more than we save with these bulbs, but we “feel” good by doing something. Many are lauding the Presidents move with these new emission standards as enlightened. Something tells me they will not be paying attention to the amount of folks who will die due to driving these smaller cars.
For me, I still use the old bulbs and I will not get in one of these death traps.