Cars in America

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Greenhaven Press,
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c2010.
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Explores how cars affect life in the United States, and the myths and facts surrounding America’s car culture. Examines the relationship between cars, urban sprawl, and obesity; and ways to make driving safer, especially for young people. Looks at the future of transportation in America, including the fate of the auto industry and the role of public transportation.
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9780737747607
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display_description This volume explores the topics relating to automobiles in the United States by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
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subject_facet Automobile industry and trade -- United States -- Juvenile literature, Automobiles -- Social aspects -- United States -- Juvenile literature, Transportation -- United States -- Juvenile literature
table_of_contents How do cars affect life in the United States? Car culture harms Americans / 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 -- How can driving in America be made safer? Primary seat belt enforcement laws are beneficial / 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 -- What is the future of the car industry in America? American automakers must be saved / 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 -- How can the United States meet its future transportation needs? Public transportation is more efficient / 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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title Cars in America
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