NBC News — The number of pedestrians killed in accidents
involving SUVs has skyrocketed by 81 percent in the
last decade, according to a new report released by
the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
After a decade of decline, highway deaths have been
rising in recent years..
All sorts of factors appear to be
playing a role, including higher speed limits and
distracted driving, according to safety experts — but
the IIHS report points towards the rapidly growing
number of SUVs on the road, suggesting that their design could make them more deadly in a vehicle-
pedestrian crash than regular cars... → Full Article