CAFE Standards Will Kill More Than Iraq War
Posted by cann0nba11 on May 21, 2009
The Obama admnistration is high on CAFE standards. But research has suggested that making calls smaller, a requirement to meet these rushed mileage standards, will kill more Americans than the Iraq War.
The National Academy of Sciences has linked mileage standards with about 2,000 deaths per year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that every 100-pound reduction in the weight of small cars increases annual traffic fatalities by as much as 715. In contrast in the more than six years since the Iraq war began, there have been 4,296 deaths among American military personnel.