SUVs are safer to drivers but more dangerous to other cars

I have to read this but I think it’s a “duh” :) kind of thing – but proof that SUVs are safer for occupants, but more dangerous to other cars:

THE “ARMS RACE” ON AMERICAN ROADS: THE EFFECT OF SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS ON TRAFFIC SAFETY

It’s a classic survival of the fittest on the roads:

The safety gain that families obtain for themselves from driving large vehicles comes at a very high cost: for each fatal crash that occupants of large vehicles avoid, at least 4.3 additional fatal crashes involving others occur.

But maybe there is justice after all?

The results also suggest that when behavioral changes are taken into account, large vehicles actually endanger their own occupants rather than protect them.

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