The “Arms Race” on American Roads: The Effect of Sport Utility Vehicles and Pickup Trucks on Traffic Safety*

@article{White2004TheR,
  title={The “Arms Race” on American Roads: The Effect of Sport Utility Vehicles and Pickup Trucks on Traffic Safety*},
  author={M. White},
  journal={The Journal of Law and Economics},
  year={2004},
  volume={47},
  pages={333 - 355}
}
  • M. White
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Law and Economics
Drivers have been running an “arms race” on American roads by buying increasingly large vehicles such as sport utility vehicles and light trucks. But large vehicles pose an increased danger to occupants of smaller vehicles and to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. This paper measures both the internal effect of large vehicles on their own occupants’ safety and their external effect on others. The results show that light trucks are extremely deadly. For each 1 million light trucks that… Expand
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