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Cars in America

Author: Roman Espejo
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 including seat belt laws, graduated driver's licenses, hybrid cards and public transportation systems.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roman Espejo
ISBN: 9780737747591 0737747595 9780737747607 0737747609
OCLC Number: 441154498
Description: 239 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. 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 fromcars does not contribute to obesity / Wendell Cox --
Sport utility vehicles harm America / Stan Cox --
Sport utility vehicles do not harm America / Lee Devlin --
pt. 2. 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 in 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 --
pt. 3. 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 --
pt. 4. 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 Vales-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.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Roman Espejo, book editor.

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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 including seat belt laws, graduated driver's licenses, hybrid cards and public transportation systems.

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