A Nov. 27 letter writer challenged anyone to prove extreme lifted pickups are dangerous. Here goes:
The Commonwealth of Virginia did a four-year study and its crash investigation team determined that fatality rates were 29 times higher in crashes involving lifted pickups over those with unaltered trucks.
A study by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators reports the risk of rollovers in braking tests increased to more than 40 percent from a normal risk of 10 percent.
New Jersey requires a pickup lifted 4 inches or more to undergo a stability test.
What the letter writer calls a "lifestyle" should not be a potential death sentence for innocent people on the road. Why should we tolerate death-style choices?
Slap a sticker on it: This kit approved by Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Gregory D. Ball