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StreetsblogUSA: Megacar Drivers Up to 4x More Likely to Hit Walkers While Turning

Streetsblog USA reports on a troubling new study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety about the design of popular SUVs and pick-ups. The results:

"SUVs and pick-up truck drivers are three to four times more likely to hit a pedestrian when they make a turn than the drivers of smaller cars, a new study finds — and researchers think it’s because federal regulators aren’t scrutinizing the common design features that make it impossible for megacar drivers to see walkers passing right in front of them.

Read the full article here.



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