Electric Cars Much More Likely to Hit Pedestrians Than Gas Vehicles, Study Finds

I’ve driven a Tesla. The interior was shockingly shitty and the stupid dash tablet was as gross as sex with a 30-year-old woman.

However, they are not somehow more difficult to control. If anything, the fact that it just stops when you take your foot off the pedal makes it easier to control.

The reason these cars are hitting more people is that only retards buy electric cars. There is no reason you would buy an electric car other than because you are retarded. So of course they’re going to smash people up a lot more often.

The Guardian:

Hybrid and electric cars are more likely to strike pedestrians than petrol or diesel vehicles, particularly in towns and cities, according to an analysis of British road traffic accidents.

Data from 32bn miles of battery-powered car travel and 3tn miles of petrol and diesel car trips showed that mile-for-mile electric and hybrid cars were twice as likely to hit pedestrians than fossil fuel-powered cars, and three times more likely to do so in urban areas.

Why eco-friendly cars are more hazardous is unclear, but researchers suspect a number of factors are to blame. Drivers of electric cars tend to be younger and less experienced, and the vehicles are much quieter than cars with combustion engines, making them harder to hear, especially in towns and cities.

“Electric cars are a hazard to pedestrians because they are less likely to be heard than petrol or diesel cars,” said Phil Edwards, first author on the study and professor of epidemiology and statistics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. “The government needs to mitigate these risks if they are going to phase out the sale of petrol and diesel cars.”

“If you’re moving to an electric car, remember it’s a new kind of vehicle,” Edwards added. “They are much quieter than the old-fashioned cars, and pedestrians have learned to navigate roads by listening for traffic. Drivers of these vehicles need to be extra cautious.”

Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among children and young adults in the UK, with pedestrians making up a quarter of all deaths on the roads.

The solution to this problem might be importing fentanyl.

You feel me?