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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  • Andre Montagliani
    signed 2022-11-24 11:36:18 -0800
    If you’re serious about distracted driving then getting these monsters off the streets should be priority number one!

  • Chris Bostock
    signed 2022-11-22 08:20:31 -0800
  • Lisa Barrett
    signed 2022-10-29 19:59:43 -0700
    We need free public transit and low cost rail transport across Canada. Stop subsidizing BigOil AND TESLA!
  • Lei
    signed 2022-10-22 16:32:20 -0700
  • Markus Maess
    signed 2022-09-29 03:35:06 -0700
    SUV`s are, considering current global situation of further growing divide unfairness and environmental challenges the most selfish decision of our time
  • Richard Campbell
    signed 2022-09-15 19:50:39 -0700
  • James Haynes
    signed 2022-09-13 18:53:21 -0700
  • Anthony Leong
    signed 2022-09-02 21:15:49 -0700
  • Ian Walker
    signed 2022-09-02 19:03:11 -0700
  • Sieva Kimajeu
    signed 2022-08-29 12:00:57 -0700
  • sue campbell
    signed 2022-08-14 05:19:36 -0700
    stop these, they should never have been allowed to begin with. no one kills more in Canada than the owners of these.
  • David Pedersen
    signed 2022-08-13 18:01:52 -0700
  • Douglas J Freund
    @DuogJ tweeted link to this page. 2022-07-29 09:21:28 -0700
    Sign the petition: Ban SUVs - Save Lives and Help Stop the Climate Crisis https://www.acturgently.org/ban_suvs?recruiter_id=1432
  • Douglas Freund
    signed 2022-07-29 09:21:04 -0700
    I’m signing because there is an environmental issue about driving such gas guzzling vehicles.
  • Marla
    signed 2022-07-20 15:17:35 -0700
  • Ravi
    signed 2022-07-14 12:05:40 -0700
  • Cynthia Lau
    signed 2022-07-14 08:46:33 -0700
  • Melodi Yanik
    signed 2022-07-14 00:07:56 -0700
  • Adam Wisniewski
    signed 2022-07-14 00:06:36 -0700
  • Mike
    signed 2022-07-13 23:04:02 -0700
  • Matthew Janes
    signed 2022-07-13 21:24:32 -0700
  • Mike
    signed 2022-07-13 18:47:45 -0700
  • Deez Nutz
    signed 2022-06-28 18:49:12 -0700
    This idea sucks ass
  • Ricardo Francisco Jimenez Molina
    signed 2022-06-26 21:16:15 -0700
    Ban oversized child-killer trucks
  • Deanna Warner
    signed 2022-06-09 17:06:34 -0700
  • Lucy Hamer
    signed 2022-05-27 05:46:26 -0700
  • Donald Rennie
    signed 2022-05-24 23:01:35 -0700
    Huge pickups & SUV’s with high front ends & huge front end blind zones, are too dangerous to be street legal. Please get them all off our roads, before more people die.
  • Mike Lu
    signed 2022-05-18 19:10:23 -0700
  • Don Morgan
    signed 2022-05-03 01:40:35 -0700
    Get these a holes off the road. They don’t signal, don’t look left when they turn right bully other drivers and must be heard in a 6 block radius. The drivers are the same idoit 10 word vocabulary and a micro penis let’s get these goofs out here.
  • Stefan Podgrabinski
    signed 2022-05-02 07:25:24 -0700
    Ban sales of non-electric vehicles and subsidize the alternatives and conversions until the transition is complete.

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