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2015 VW TDI Beetle! ?
..."About 21% of the compact cars and 20% of the midsize cars sold during the first quarter ended up in daily rental fleets, up from about 17% in the same period a year earlier, according to the most recently available U.S. registration data. For subcompact cars, the daily rental mix was 28% for the period, up from 24% in the prior year.
Registration data, compiled by IHS Automotive, was provided to The Wall Street Journal by industry sources. IHS declined to confirm the numbers, saying its data is proprietary.
The data presents a troubling caution flag for a U.S. auto industry enjoying the strongest demand in more than a decade. The push toward rental-car fleets indicates a key portion of the market is being artificially supported."...
Small & mid sized SUV's are (predictably) down ! (lower %)
Tailing a Royal Enfield Motorcycle. It seemed to be fully restored. It passed us as we were going 80 mpg. This thing was super LOUD! To me that would be WAY old after 10 miles.
While I would agree red light cameras are a bad idea, the correlation with lane splitting is dubious @ best! Also keep in mind that CA is one of the FEW states where lane splitting is NOT illegal ! Aka CA is not closer to ZERO (statistically significant) as a result of not being illegal.It has been ruled that lane splitting, while increasing some risks, is greatly outweighed by the much higher and more dangerous risk of bad drivers rear-ending you, which happens exponentially more often and frequently, and is a very dangerous thing when your on 2 wheels.
This is the exact same reason red light cameras have been shown to INCREASE the frequency of accidents at intersections where they have been installed. An abominably bad idea if there ever was one.
Well I would then have wished you link the studies that indicate that. The NHTSA article said pretty clearly that 70% of motorcycle accidents were caused with motorcycles hitting targets in front of the motorcycles!!!! If I remember correctly, only 7% is caused by some vehicle rear ending the motorcycles. So for example, IF the reverse were true, that would be a good reason TO do correlation studies !
Yes! AKA, Old Texas rancher saying: tall hat, ......NO cattle.