Friday, October 07, 2005

Sports utility vehicles harm older pedestrians

Today the British Medical Journal has called for health warnings to come with Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to highlight the increased dangers they pose to pedestrians.

There are also related articles on, the Times Online, and even the Mirror - have a read.

Following the BMJ editorial, the LibDems have also renewed their call for double congestion charge on all SUVs. According to Geoff Pope, 'Sports Utility Vehicles in city centres are a danger to pedestrians, a potential hazard to other road users, can cause more damage than any other type of car and take up more roadspace so increasing congestion.'