Pedestrians, already dying at record levels, now face Elon Musk’s Cybertruck

Cybertruck Nic Coury Bloomberg 12.13.2023

The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

“Just like Elon says —  If you have an argument with another car, you will win — so long as ‘winning’ means inflicting life-threatening damage to other humans on the road,” Brooks said.

By Mike Gagliardi
December 13, 2023

As vehicles get bigger and heavier, they also get deadlier. It’s a trend that has some concerned about Tesla’s new Cybertruck, a 6,800-pound electric behemoth with sports-car acceleration that experts say will be lethal to pedestrians and occupants of lighter vehicles.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended the truck in an X post last week.

“We are highly confident that Cybertruck will be much safer per mile than other trucks, both for occupants and pedestrians,” he wrote.

Some in the vehicle safety world disagree.

Michael Brooks, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety — a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization — said the Cybertruck poses a variety of threats to pedestrians.

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