Hate SUV's. Hate the fact that the CA legislature is so busy doing "feel good" things rather than dealing with the deficit ($38 billion and climbing), and they haven't passed a budget either. D*** fools. Okay, I feel a bit better now. hehehe
Mac and I are talking about this ... my first reaction was like Rov's - how dare they! Then Mac pointed some things out to me ... and I'm here to tell you - and hold on to your seats - we both agree with Lil.
There are really TWO issues to the potential SUV ban.
One, they are a major source of pollution. They have a heavier engine, and therefore they spew out more pollution than your average car.
Two, there is a safety issue involved. Hit me while I cross the sidewalk here in town with your avg. vehicle, and I might have some major broken bones. Hit me with your 5,200 pound (when empty) SUV, and I'm likely to have major internal injuries and die. Okay - so that's a conjecture on my part, but the weight issue of the SUV, and the rollover issue are REAL:
Cargo Weight and Rollovers — One Part of SUV Safety
So the safety issue is very real. The injured party in an accident is not just the occupants of the vehicle, it's also "we the people of the State of CA". Why? Because, by law, our government is obligated to protect us from potential harm.
So I say ... go for the ban -- but get a budget and take care of the deficit FIRST! *growl*