I’ve really grown to loathe SUVs over the last 4 years or so, and it has nothing to do with their environmental effects. Rather, it has to do with the menace that they and their drivers present on the road. Here is a very interesting article on the rise of the SUV, and here’s a nice little excerpt:

According to Bradsher, internal industry market research concluded that S.U.V.s tend to be bought by people who are insecure, vain, self-centered, and self-absorbed, who are frequently nervous about their marriages, and who lack confidence in their driving skills.

Please, people. Unless you have some overbearing need for a truck with more seats, don’t buy an SUV. You’re just being an asshole to the rest of us, and a danger to yourself and your family as well.