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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  • carsinogenic
    @carsinogenic tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-19 03:29:41 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ban SUVs - Save Lives and Help Stop the Climate Crisis https://www.acturgently.org/ban_suvs?recruiter_id=1318
  • myna lee johnstone
    signed via 2022-01-19 03:29:21 -0800
    too much noise and pollution all around me everyday affecting our health

    also more and ore pavement and too many deaths and injuries
  • David Son
    @junghwan63 tweeted link to this page. 2022-01-18 17:11:09 -0800
    Sign the petition: Ban SUVs - Save Lives and Help Stop the Climate Crisis https://www.acturgently.org/ban_suvs?recruiter_id=1351
  • David Son
    signed 2022-01-18 17:08:42 -0800
    I think pickup trucks are inherently dangerous vehicles to share the road with because of the unhealthy aggressiveness it encourages in the drivers that make them not only reckless but intentionally so. Every pickup truck that I have driven opposite to on the roads of my small street has almost always made me feel in danger and intentionally so given the amount of extra room the trucks always seem to have on their side. For whatever sad tragic reason, the extra power seems to encourage inhuman behavior in some drivers who simply do not perceive other drivers as human beings because they drive small cars. I am filled with rage and sadness because I am unsure at this point whether these drivers are all hideously bad or if there is some plot against me because their driving is so horrifyingly bad across the board I want to join a racial hate group just to find out who all these bad drivers are and persecute them in the ugliest way humanly possible because I think they are the ugliest thing humanly possible. I actually owned and love pickups but given that they are dangerous in the hands of the wrong individuals and given the lack of quality in human beings, these beautiful machines should be made illegal to have on the road without a special license. It makes you more dangerous than simplly owning a regular car. It also makes people hate you when you take such power into your hands so carelessly and endanger other people on the road.
  • Phil Moore
    signed 2022-01-13 00:04:37 -0800
  • Elias Zamaria
    signed 2022-01-02 20:56:42 -0800
  • Avi Bortnick
    signed 2021-12-31 11:11:35 -0800
  • Michael Grabow
    signed 2021-12-23 00:11:59 -0800
  • Yazmin Shroff
    signed 2021-12-19 11:52:26 -0800
    Being a pedestrian or cyclist has become a frightening activity for myself as a strong capable adult. There are plenty of people more at risk for whom this situation is even more dangerous. There are too many drivers with poor skills who are driving vehicles capable of shattering lives while the people in the massive protected vehicles barely notice.

    This is unacceptable.
  • Lee Bruch
    signed 2021-10-27 23:34:41 -0700
  • Michael Grabow
    signed 2021-10-27 21:34:14 -0700
  • Rachel smith-lyte
    signed 2021-10-18 05:47:05 -0700
  • Hannah Griffin
    signed 2021-10-17 03:13:52 -0700
  • Michel Côté
    signed 2021-10-15 10:03:31 -0700
  • Douglas Yardley
    signed 2021-10-10 09:34:48 -0700
  • David Finnis
    signed 2021-09-28 09:30:36 -0700
  • Peter Phillips
    signed 2021-09-27 14:01:17 -0700
  • 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
  • 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 .

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