Ban SUVs - Save Lives and Help Stop the Climate Crisis

Ban SUVs - Save Lives and Help Stop the Climate Crisis

SUVs are dangerous especially to people walking, cycling, and rolling and a leading cause of the climate crisis.

A report from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that found that:

A SUV or pickup crashing into a person walking is 2 to 3 times more likely to kill them than a passenger car.

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Alghabra and Minister Wilkinson

SUVs crashes were a leading cause of the skyrocketing deaths of people walking, which increased 46% between 2009 and 2018, according to an investigation by The Detroit Free Press and USA Today. 

According to Growing preference for SUVs challenges emissions reductions in passenger car market based on an analysis published World Energy Outlook:

SUVs were the second-largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions since 2010 after the power sector, but ahead of heavy industry as well as trucks and aviation.

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Alghabra and Minister Wilkinson

Bigger and heavier cars, like SUVs, are harder to electrify. Their rising demand may slow down the development of clean and efficient car fleets.

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Alghabra and Minister Wilkinson

A Report on Toronto, Vancouver traffic reveals outsized health risks posed by trucks and SUVs states:

While pollutants from tailpipe exhaust have declined as cars have become cleaner, those emissions have been overtaken by other sources of traffic pollution, including fine particles and metal dust from increased wear on brakes and tires, a trend researchers say matches the growing prevalence of heavier consumer vehicles such as SUVs.

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that:

SUVs Are 28 Percent More Likely To Kill Other Drivers In A Crash

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Alghabra and Minister Wilkinson

The auto industry is failing to protect people's health and safety and the environment. As a result, folks around the world are demanding that governments take serious action including the banning of SUVs especially in communities where there are lots of people around. Time for Canada to take serious action on the climate and road fatality crisis by banning SUVs.  

Photograph: Yann Schreiber/AFP/Getty Images via 'A deadly problem': should we ban SUVs from our cities?

We call on the federal government to ban the sale of SUVs and large pickup trucks until and unless safety and environmentally problems are addressed. Specially, government regulations must mandate:

  1. safer lower front end designs and other measures eliminating the risk people of walking, cycling, rolling, or occupying other vehicles being killed or seriously injured
  2. significantly lighter vehicles decreasing manufacturing and operating GHG emissions enough to address the climate emergency; decreasing harmful tire and brake dust emissions; and enabling rapid fleet electrification 
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SUVs are dangerous especially to people walking, cycling, and rolling and a leading cause of the climate crisis.

A report from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that found that:

A SUV or pickup crashing into a person walking is 2 to 3 times more likely to kill them than a passenger car.

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Alghabra and Minister Wilkinson

SUVs crashes were a leading cause of the skyrocketing deaths of people walking, which increased 46% between 2009 and 2018, according to an investigation by The Detroit Free Press and USA Today. 

According to Growing preference for SUVs challenges emissions reductions in passenger car market based on an analysis published World Energy Outlook:

SUVs were the second-largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions since 2010 after the power sector, but ahead of heavy industry as well as trucks and aviation.

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Alghabra and Minister Wilkinson

Bigger and heavier cars, like SUVs, are harder to electrify. Their rising demand may slow down the development of clean and efficient car fleets.

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Alghabra and Minister Wilkinson

A Report on Toronto, Vancouver traffic reveals outsized health risks posed by trucks and SUVs states:

While pollutants from tailpipe exhaust have declined as cars have become cleaner, those emissions have been overtaken by other sources of traffic pollution, including fine particles and metal dust from increased wear on brakes and tires, a trend researchers say matches the growing prevalence of heavier consumer vehicles such as SUVs.

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that:

SUVs Are 28 Percent More Likely To Kill Other Drivers In A Crash

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Alghabra and Minister Wilkinson

The auto industry is failing to protect people's health and safety and the environment. As a result, folks around the world are demanding that governments take serious action including the banning of SUVs especially in communities where there are lots of people around. Time for Canada to take serious action on the climate and road fatality crisis by banning SUVs.  

Photograph: Yann Schreiber/AFP/Getty Images via 'A deadly problem': should we ban SUVs from our cities?

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  • Michael Cozens
    signed 2021-09-16 16:57:16 -0700
  • Steve Cheseborough
    signed 2021-09-13 17:47:39 -0700
    I believe the health and safety of people OUTSIDE the vehicle is important.
  • Simon Charles
    signed 2021-09-10 12:19:23 -0700
  • Chris Hayward
    signed 2021-08-17 18:53:04 -0700
  • Louise Proulx
    signed 2021-08-17 04:55:58 -0700
  • Corbin Keep
    signed 2021-08-11 21:43:49 -0700
  • Tom Nicol
    signed 2021-08-09 18:22:48 -0700
  • Tammy Dewar
    signed 2021-08-09 18:01:34 -0700
  • Jocelyn Beyea
    signed 2021-08-09 15:05:33 -0700
  • Kari Glynes Elliott
    signed 2021-07-13 09:09:08 -0700
  • W Glover
    signed 2021-07-09 00:07:07 -0700
  • franz chong
    signed 2021-07-02 23:33:53 -0700
  • Paul Clutterbuck
    signed 2021-05-29 21:50:28 -0700
  • William Mclean
    signed 2021-05-29 16:08:21 -0700
    You don’t need a hundred horses , we do need a healthy planet .
  • Douglas Yardley
    signed 2021-05-28 09:15:55 -0700
  • Donald Rennie
    signed 2021-05-24 14:41:16 -0700
    Large SUV’s & Pickups are an unacceptable danger on our roads.
  • Julia Stavenhagen
    signed 2021-05-24 12:02:55 -0700
  • Richard Campbell
    signed 2021-05-23 22:18:59 -0700
  • Ben Bateson
    signed 2021-05-20 08:05:42 -0700
  • Julie Donnell
    signed 2021-05-17 02:00:28 -0700
  • Lindsey Banco
    signed 2021-05-16 07:40:40 -0700
  • Sander Gjertsen Østvold
    signed 2021-05-08 23:50:58 -0700
  • jeremi cresson
    signed 2021-05-08 23:33:46 -0700
  • Alex Dyer
    signed 2021-05-08 14:45:18 -0700
  • Fenja Engelhardt
    signed 2021-05-08 02:44:37 -0700
  • Veronica Raj
    signed 2021-05-04 19:09:27 -0700
  • Roberta King
    signed 2021-05-01 12:41:45 -0700
  • Manon Gartside
    signed 2021-04-27 15:33:39 -0700
  • Vincent Rossi
    signed 2021-04-17 12:03:55 -0700
  • Robert Smith
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