Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010
Series: Opposing viewpoints series
239 p. : ill. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780737747591 (hardcover), 0737747595 (hardcover), 9780737747607 (pbk.), 0737747609 (pbk.), Language:
How do cars affect life in the United States? Car culture harms Americans / How can driving in America be made safer? Primary seat belt enforcement laws are beneficial / What is the future of the car industry in America? American automakers must be saved / How can the United States meet its future transportation needs? Public transportation is more efficient /
Paul Harris ; The harms of car culture are myths / Ted Balaker and Sam Staley ; Urban sprawl resulting from cars contributes to obesity / Carol Lloyd ; Urban sprawl resulting from cars does not contribute to obesity / Wendell Cox ; Sport utility vehicles harm America / Stan Cox ; Sport utility vehicles do not harm America / Lee Devlin -- Kathryn O'Leary Higgins ; Seat belt laws are intrusive / Brian Tilton ; Some underage drinking and driving laws reduce fatal crashes / ScienceDaily ; The effectiveness of underage drinking and driving laws is uncertain / Ryan Blitstein ; Graduated driver's licenses reduce youth accident rates / Stacy Forster ; Graduated driver's licenses may not reduce youth accident rates / Tom Davis -- John R. Dabels ; American automakers should not be saved / Dan Weil ; Gas-electric hybrids and electric cars will transform the car industry in America / Peter Grier and Mark Clayton ; Gas-electric hybrids and electric cars will not transform the car industry in America / Jim Tankersley -- Ryan Avent ; Public transportation is not more efficient / Randal O'Toole ; Fuel-efficiency standards should be raised / Sierra Club ; Fuel-efficiency standards harm Americans / Sam Kazman ; Green cars can help the United States meet its transportation needs / Jim Motavalli ; Gas and diesel engines will be the mainstay of the future / Peter Valdes-Dapena ; Gas-electric hybrids are economic and fuel-efficient / Todd Kaho ; The economic and fuel-efficiency claims of gas-electric hybrids are exaggerated / Richard Burr
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