Problems That Are Being Caused by SUV’s – Millions and millions of people are going crazy for many of the new SUVs that are on the market today. People are going crazy over the great new look of these vehicles, but there are things that people are not being informed of. These vehicles are not without their problems.
SUVs are being advertised in such a way to make people think that they are a great way to get back to nature. They are in a sense a return to nature. However, there are some problems that people are not aware of. In actuality these vehicles cause a great deal of environmental problems. Research has shown that these vehicles are destroying our natural resources.
While SUVs are being advertised as off road vehicles, most people do not take them off road at all. It has been found that out of all SUVs being bought only five percent of the drivers take them off-road. Most if not all are being used for everyday purposes. You may not think that his is a big deal but it has been found that SUV sales have increased steadily since 1985 and now account for one in four new vehicle sales today.
Driving SUVs have a greater impact on the environment then most other vehicles. This is due to double standards set by law and government regulations. Current regulations allow SUVs to have far worse fuel economy than other vehicles. SUVs are not considered cars; they are characterized as light trucks. Light trucks only have to achieve 20.7 mpg, whereas all other cars have to achieve 27.5 miles per gallon. Some SUVs are not even being subjected to any federal regulations.
This is just one of the many problems that are being caused by SUVs. There are many other problems associated with these vehicles and before you rush out and buy them cause they look great, you should be aware of the problems that they are causing to the environment.