Comment 71546

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted November 22, 2011 at 21:26:36 in reply to Comment 71487

Apologies, I'm now at home and am no longer typing with a mouse...allow me to elucidate at length with the help of my trusty old gloss black PS2 clunker.

I referred to the general phenomena of mass motoring ("cars, motorists and the auto industry" etc), which clearly involves SUVs, crossovers, minivans, Minis, V12 sports cars and pickup trucks. "Vehicles for personal" use might be one term, but it ignores the fact that not all vehicles are automobiles. A more descriptive term might be "personal automobile ownership as a primary transportation strategy".

This isn't about ambulances, taxis, delivery trucks or car-shares. This is about one or more cars for most families, which entails an absolutely staggering amount of space, resources, money and work. Cars, roads, parking spaces (several per car, on average), gas, loans, accidents, insurance etc... Requiring each household to bear these kinds of costs directly and through taxes places an enormous burden on them, and additional burdens on those who can't afford to be involved.

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