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I have never been moved to write in response to an article in Automotive News before, but then again, I don't think you've ever printed such a load of absurdity before.

Even the biggest, most top-heavy SUV is infinitely safer than the two-ton dinosaurs that once roamed the road.

Yes, I drive an SUV. I've had Explorers and a Tahoe, and I now drive a Toyota. I've never wrecked or rolled any of them, and I never will because I don't drive like an idiot.

The point is, you can't legislate away stupidity, and there will always be people who ignore the laws of physics and drive their cars like fools.

One of the drawbacks of living in a free society is that even the most stupid consumer can buy the biggest or fastest vehicle he wants.

All the driving classes in the world won't keep some people from slamming on the brakes and jerking the wheel when they have a blowout.

Do you want to cut down on accidents? How about mandatory license re-testing as drivers get older?

An elderly man in a Lincoln Town Car pulled out in front of me this morning. I was going 45 (the speed limit) with my headlights on. He never even looked before diving into my lane and slowly accelerating to a comfortable 25 mph.

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