You've heard the complaints about SUV drivers "owning" the road, blocking other drivers' views, and polluting the environment. You've also felt the brunt of rising gas prices. So here's a website to convince you why NOT to buy an SUV.
Bay Area Action, a nonprofit environmental organization in the Silicon Valley, has created a website dedicated to informing visitors of the physical and environmental dangers of driving a sport utility vehicle. The site provides some sobering statistics. Did you know that Americans have wasted 70 billion gallons of gasoline since 1990, thanks to the inefficiencies of SUVs?
Since the group aims to educate, the site (www.baaction.org/SUVticket) provides a downloadable PDF file of an SUV ticket. Citizens may issue these to SUV drivers with violations such as, "Thought SUVs were safer, disregarded rollover warnings" and, "Did not realize SUVs pay higher insurance rates."
It's all in good humor, at the expense of gas guzzlers.