Unnescessarily large vehicles need to be banned

Or at the very least you need to pass a special license test to drive one. This morning some a$$hole backed into me with his Tahoe and then nearly drove off. I think his passenger guilted him into stopping. Luckily there was no damage, but do you want to know what his excuse was? That his radar warning was turned off!!! So I pointed out that if it was off he should have been looking backwards, even if it was on he still should have been looking. After a few seconds of stammering the best he could come with was that my car was lower than his rear window and he couldn't see me, which was bullshit. He simply wasn't aware of what was going on around him, and the size of his truck was partially responsible.

That's the problem with large SUVs and trucks. Their size and the lack of situational awareness that it causes make them a liability to the driver and everyone else on the road. I understand the utility that large vehicles offer and if I needed one for my job I would most definitely get one. The problem is that here in America trucks like that are used as grocery getters. Unless your children are adopted elephants, there is no need to have such a vehicle as your family car. By not buying one you will be doing everyone else on the road a favor.


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