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:

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Garneau and Minister Wilkinson,

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

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:

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Garneau and Minister Wilkinson,

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

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Garneau and Minister Wilkinson,

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

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:

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Garneau and Minister Wilkinson,

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

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:

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Garneau and Minister Wilkinson,

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

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:

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Garneau and Minister Wilkinson,

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

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Garneau and Minister Wilkinson,

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

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:

Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Garneau and Minister Wilkinson,

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

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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  • Alex Dyer
    signed 2020-10-10 03:30:02 -0700
  • Richard Campbell
    signed 2020-10-02 20:48:35 -0700
  • Russell Lamerson
    signed 2020-09-17 19:25:08 -0700
    Im tired of rolling coalers, and large vehicles polluting the air.
  • Alan Redfern
    signed 2020-09-04 00:47:13 -0700
  • Sean Hurley
    signed 2020-09-03 18:37:14 -0700
  • Cheryl Zalenski
    signed 2020-09-03 11:31:11 -0700
  • James Cameron
    signed 2020-09-03 11:24:09 -0700
  • 🔶Diana Simpson🔶#StandWithHK
    @dexjo24 tweeted link to this page. 2020-08-18 03:05:27 -0700
    Sign the petition: Ban SUVs - Save Lives and Help Stop the Climate Crisis https://www.acturgently.org/ban_suvs?recruiter_id=982
  • Kevin Cooper
    signed 2020-08-17 09:57:04 -0700
  • James Wanless
    signed 2020-08-17 00:22:29 -0700
  • Andree Frieze
    signed 2020-08-09 01:09:43 -0700
  • Cécile Lecoq
    signed 2020-08-07 18:57:55 -0700
  • Ian Fisher
    signed 2020-08-03 22:29:04 -0700
  • Frederic Langlois
    signed 2020-08-03 20:08:31 -0700
  • John Belshaw
    signed 2020-07-10 08:29:00 -0700
    I can’t overstate the need to limit the size and power of non-commercial vehicles in urban areas. As a full-sized adult, I’m regularly in the crosshairs of what are clearly recreational pickups and SUVs when in crosswalks or even on curbs. A small child on a bike, someone in a wheelchair, a stooped person with mobility limits … they’re more vulnerable still. These are, as well, vehicles designed to produce more exhaust and vastly more airborne waste from braking systems. They are, too, noisy. Let’s either reshape them or ban them.
  • Jon Davey
    signed 2020-07-09 05:02:22 -0700
  • Rohan Bhargava
    signed 2020-07-05 19:22:59 -0700
    I care about the lives of my fellow American citizens and SUVs are a large, known preventable source of deaths and environmental and health risks.
  • Mark Cunningham
    signed 2020-07-03 18:08:28 -0700
  • Adrian Crook
    signed 2020-06-26 06:00:44 -0700
  • Steven Uren
    signed 2020-06-23 12:23:53 -0700
  • Regina Burstein
    signed 2020-06-18 01:52:57 -0700
  • Steve Barbour
    signed 2020-05-24 09:42:58 -0700
    SUVs kill way more people than other cars every year. No one needs a sport utility vehicle. Period.
  • Matthias Hess
    signed 2020-04-25 12:59:59 -0700
  • Gillian Scobie
    signed 2020-03-23 10:05:16 -0700
  • Glenys Law
    signed 2020-03-10 06:10:08 -0700
    SUV’s slow down traffic flow due to their width, cause more deaths in accidents and more pollution to the air. They should be banned from all cities and large towns.
  • Fuck Off
    signed 2020-03-06 19:31:45 -0800
    Step in front of my truck so I can run you all over
  • Ashley Rodriguez
    signed 2020-03-06 04:19:40 -0800
  • Jim Evans
    signed 2020-03-01 22:24:08 -0800
  • Erika Koenig-Workman
    signed 2020-02-25 08:03:05 -0800
    I don’t really like cars period. I actually have been very angry with Henry Ford for creating the combustion engine, I had to get therapy for this and now I’m okay, I have forgiven him. Seriously though, we must let our actions and life-style match our words. Seriously #2: I’m signing for my children and grandchildren. Seriously #3: Jim Gaffigan does a spoof on the SUV. Yes, they are bad for us and the environment…Let’s not even talk about Hummers…
  • Barry Shell
    signed via 2020-02-24 21:07:48 -0800
    SUVs are bad for these and other reasons. For instance, they are so big and so ubiquitous on ordinary Canadian neighbourhood streets there’s no longer room for two cars to pass each other on the street. One has to pull over. Also, when parked on the street they are so big you cannot see what traffic is coming when you pull out of a lane onto the street. This is another SUV danger. SUVs from day-one were a stupid idea. It’s an idea based on an incorrect and irrational belief that you are safer in an SUV. NO. You are not. There are lots of Consumer Reports studies that show SUVs are DEFINITELY NOT SAFER than smaller cars. Nobody needs an SUV. Please ban them.
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