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David Suzuki: Is it time for a real war on cars?
by DAVID SUZUKI on APR 15, 2014 at 4:01 PM
IN RAILING AGAINST everything from bike lanes to transit spending, pundits and politicians often raise the spectre of a “war on cars”. Of course, there is no war on cars—but there should be.
Cars directly kill and hurt more people every year than most diseases, resulting in 1.5 million deaths and 78 million injuries needing medical care, according to the World Bank. Road injury is the eighth leading cause of death worldwide. Pollution from cars also causes acute and chronic health problems that often result in premature death—from heart disease and stroke to respiratory illness and lung cancer.
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