Pickup trucks are big. They are designed to haul big thinks, pull bigger things, and be driven by yet bigger things. And they perform these designed tasks every day, perhaps in a municipality near you! Should you put away your MX-5s and MR2s less they be crushed under the tires of such brutes? Of course not, because such vehicles are operated every day without incident. Just as 15 seat vans and box trucks are operated without incident every day. With a little more situational awareness, driving such vehicles, even in a parking lot (gasp!) does not require a special permit. So save us the pearl-clutching every time you see something bigger than a midsize sedan.