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If you're gung-ho about the idea of self-driving cars, that might be a sign that you don't actually like driving. 🤔

#FuckCars #CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains #Tesla


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Why Does The U.S. Destroy Its Cities For Highways?

What would you do if you created your forever home, and then the government decided to run a highway right through your living room?

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#FuckCars #CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains

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When you drive, you put everyone around you at risk, especially those who aren't in cars, while armoring yourself against risk. Said armor is what's dangerous to those around you. Seems kind of selfish. 🤷

#CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains #FuckCars

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Car harm: A global review of automobility's harm to people and the environment

Highlights
  • Summarises car-related harm including crashes, pollution, land use, and injustices.
  • 1 in 34 deaths are caused by cars and automobility with 1,670,000 deaths per year.
  • Cars and automobility have killed 60–80 million people since their invention.
  • Car harm will continue unless policies change; example interventions are discussed.
Abstract

Despite the widespread harm caused by cars and automobility, governments, corporations, and individuals continue to facilitate it by expanding roads, manufacturing larger vehicles, and subsidising parking, electric cars, and resource extraction. This literature review synthesises the negative consequences of automobility, or car harm, which we have grouped into four categories: violence, ill health, social injustice, and environmental damage. We find that, since their invention, cars and automobility have killed 60–80 million people and injured at least 2 billion. Currently, 1 in 34 deaths are caused by automobility. Cars have exacerbated social inequities and damaged ecosystems in every global region, including in remote car-free places. While some people benefit from automobility, nearly everyone—whether or not they drive—is harmed by it. Slowing automobility's violence and pollution will be impracticable without the replacement of policies that encourage car harm with policies that reduce it. To that end, the paper briefly summarises interventions that are ready for implementation.

Found via @Ray Delahanty 's video (All the Ways Car Dependency Is Wrecking Us), which goes through points made in the article.

#CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains #FuckCars

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Something that comes to mind is the occasional argument that all this "is the cost of progress", but what is "progress"? The nebulous concept can be twisted into anything, and in this case, it's the auto industry's definition of progress, a thinly veiled "a car in every garage."

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This whole "war on cars" bullshit (not to be confused with the War on Cars podcast) is obviously propaganda pushed by the auto industry. Shame they have so much money so they can cram it into every mainstream media outlet. :/

#CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains #FuckCars

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

It must be, since I've never heard of it before.

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Isn't it telling how the main response to increased injuries and casualties caused by the increase of distracted driving caused by smartphones amounts to victim blaming ("You should all wear high-vis and lights!") instead of actually fixing the problem of distracted driving?

#CarBrain #CarBrains #CarBrained #FuckCars



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Pickup Truck Guy: A Brief Psychoanalysis

Dudes who drive pickup trucks: easy to dunk on, but there is A LOT more going on here ---- some of it hilarious, some of it disturbing. But, strangely, in reviewing the comments on my most recent video on this topic, maybe slightly encouraging? Let's explore the mindset of pickup truck guy.

#FuckCars #CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains

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Pickup trucks are basically luxury vehicles now. I remember working at Home Depot and loading an appliance into the back of some lady's truck, and she was terrified we would scratch the truck bed. Lady it IS A TRUCK.
in reply to Neil E. Hodges

It typically costs about $500 to get a tow hitch and electrical harness installed on any car. Thereafter it’s about $20 a day to rent a covered or flatbed trailer. It’s rare to actually have a use case for owning a pickup outside of agriculture. Especially compared to use case for a transit van.


You will never convince me that cars aren't physical manifestations of excess and inefficiency.

#CarBrain #CarBrains #CarBrained


in reply to Neil E. Hodges

@BalooUriza i don’t understand why SDOT isn’t ticketing these businesses

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@ariadne Might be something to ask em until you get an answer.

Why yes, I'm pretty sure Tulsa311 is sick of me.


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Traffic jams are displays of how inefficient cars are for transporting large numbers of people.

#CarBrain #CarBrains #CarBrained



Boomers: Driving is just something you do.
Today: What if we made that no longer the case?

#CarBrained #CarBrains #CarBrain


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Make car corns as loud inside the cars as they are on the outside so people won't abuse them as readily. >:(

#CarBrain #CarBrains #CarBrained #FuckCars



Things are so bad in the US that pedestrians crossing the street should probably carry a portable car horn for their own safety. :(

#CarBrain #CarBrains #CarBrained

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

This is where being 110kg pays off as a pedestrian. Motorists don't always win car versus pedestrian crashes. Sometimes everyone loses!

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People complain about how long rail transit projects take to build, but highway projects usual take even longer!

#CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

brother, i actually observed that people that are close to me tend to complain "do we even need it?" hahaha.
but yeah, in my context, we as nation need as many public transportation infrastructure as possible.

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☒ Adding more road and parking space for the ever-increasing number of cars.
☑ Taking a step back and realizing that the path of supporting these highly inefficient modes of transport is unsustainable.

#CarBrain #CarBrains #CarBrained

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Enjoying driving is fine and all, but forcing everyone to drive even if they dread the logistics is just inhumane.

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Feels like drivers either don't know or don't care about how dangerous their cars are to everyone around them. :/

#CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains



I wonder how bad things (traffic, the climate, etc.) have to get before we accept the fact that continuing to add lanes for more cars isn't working.

#CarBrain #CarBrains #CarBrained


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It's No Accident: Advocates Want to Speak of Car 'Crashes' Instead


The word was introduced into the lexicon of manufacturing and other industries in the early 1900s, when companies were looking to protect themselves from the costs of caring for workers who were injured on the job, according to Peter Norton, a historian and associate professor at the University of Virginia’s department of engineering.

The business community even developed a cartoon character — the foolish Otto Nobetter, who suffered frequent accidents that left him maimed, immolated, crushed, and even blown up. The character was meant to warn workers about the risks of inattention.

“Relentless safety campaigns started calling these events ‘accidents,’ which excused the employer of responsibility,” Dr. Norton said.

When traffic deaths spiked in the 1920s, a consortium of auto-industry interests, including insurers, borrowed the word to shift the focus away from the cars themselves. “Automakers were very interested in blaming reckless drivers,” Dr. Norton said.

But over time, he said, the word has come to exonerate the driver, too, with “accident” seeming like a lightning strike, beyond anyone’s control. The word accident, he added, is seen by its critics as having “normalized mass death in this country,” whereas “the word ‘crash’ is a resurrection of the enormity of this catastrophe.”

#CarBrained #CarBrains #CarBrain

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in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Different words used when you're a commercial driver in an employer's vehicle.

The trucking company doesn't often say "accident". More of their focus is on "preventable incidents".

The other driver may have run the red light, but could you have prevented the incident/collision if you'd been watching for that possibility?

More #DefensiveDriving would be a good thing.

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

police officers already removed that word as early as 2006 when I was last a cop. It is a crash, and there is ALWAYS an at fault driver that is the primary cause.


I wonder if part of the "popularity" exclusionary zoning is secretly rooted in a scheme by the auto industry to effectively force more people to drive. Of course, nobody behind that push would even admit to that. :/

#CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains



It's a shame people in the US are so #CarBrained now that highway revolts are a thing of the past. Yet another way the auto industry has won. :/

#CarBrain #CarBrained




#CarBrains when they realize that cars can never be meaningfully environmentally friendly because of physics. #CarBrain #CarBrained



The United States has a really unhealthy relationship with cars. #CarBrain #CarBrains #CarBrained

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If driving is so "easy", then why are so many people killed and injured by drivers each year? And why is it so difficult to build an autopilot that sufficiently safe for people around the car it's controlling?

#CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains

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FortNine referred to cars as "padded cells" in his recent video. Very appropriate!

#CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains


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The cars Americans think they need when they might pick up a bag of groceries on their solo trips to the supermarket. #CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains

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I wonder if the push for self-driving vehicles from the auto makers is them admitting that most people really don't like driving after all. :P

#CarBrain #CarBrained #CarBrains

in reply to Neil E. Hodges

Pretty sure the end goal is market expansion, to sell cars to people who are unable or unwilling to drive, which is actually a lot of people.