Malcolm Gladwell’s superb New Yorker article on SUV’s and safety is now available online.
The Explorer was big and imposing. It was high above the ground. You could look down on other drivers. You could see if someone was lurking behind or beneath it. You could drive it up on someone’s lawn with impunity. Didn’t it seem like the safest vehicle in the world?
Of course, no surprise, SUV’s actually are the worst when it comes to safety. Ride ’em high!