🔗 What If I Should Drive An SUV? - by Addison Del Mastro:
The fact is, if you grow up in suburbia driving everywhere, you’re probably not aware there is any alternative view. The cyclist and the urbanist view the car as an instigator of stochastic terrorism. That is how they experience its presence.
The motorist, on the other hand, finds this insane. He views the car’s death toll, in which he potentially participates every time he drives, as no more willed or chosen or preventable than a heart attack or a case of cancer. The motorist senses that in acknowledging the terrible cost of the car, he might also be admitting guilt. And because he will not admit guilt, he refuses to acknowledge the cost.