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Friday, December 13, 2002


Super-Sexy Government Regulation Watchdog Fold-Out Section

SUVs to get slightly better gas mileage

The Bush administration's new set of SUV regulations also include more stringent safety standards. For example, in new side-impact guidelines, a Cadillac Escalade must now completely shear a Volkswagen in half. In rear-impact tests, a Jeep Cherokee must drive the rear bumper of a Ford Escort through any back-seat child restraint system at any speed greater than 24 miles per hour. And in the all-important head-on collision category, a Ford Expedition must completely vaporize a 2004 Dodge Neon.

Coupled with the new fuel-efficiency regulations, these revised safety standards will be more efficiently met.

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