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#35 of 36 Re: voters don't want an increased gas tax [benjaminh]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 28, 2011 (4:56 pm)
Well you know, SO FAR, the effect of emissions regulations on automobile design is unarguably positive....although I have to say the *transition* of getting there was sometimes not so good.
To put things in perspective:
If the entire population of the United States of America decided to get into *all* their cars and light trucks at the same time---there would be no one in the back seats of any car on the road.
This suggests to me two things:
1. The extra space in large vehicles is probably used but a small fraction of the vehicle's total use.
2. Many people who own large SUVs and trucks probably NEVER use the extra space.