He asks about blaming the SUVs: “How many miles are driven in SUVs (of whatever type) in the years compared? “
I don’t have the number of miles, but I’ll highlight the part my eyes noticed:
It was the fifth straight year road deaths rose, although passenger car fatalities decreased. Sport utility vehicle deaths went up roughly 10 percent over 2002, with more than half of the victims in those crashes killed in rollovers. Motorcycle deaths also jumped.
That is hardly surprising as SUV sales and motorcycle sales are booming. In fact….
Cars have a slight edge in sales over light trucks, which include SUVs, pickups and minivans. But SUV sales rose more than 10 percent last year.
Me thinks me found a connection.