The SUV stats reflect that the most common crash scenario is a rollover, which is understandable given the hulking, high center of gravity nature of the cars along with their general confusion about handling. Plus idiots frequently don't wear seatbelts. (oops should I not say idiots? Sorry if I offended anyone!)It is funny that there is this widely held notion that small cars are a death trap in an accident. It just isn't true. Insurance industry statistics for North America show you are more likely to get injured in an SUV or other type of small truck. These go back to the days of even the original Mini. I don't see anything to worry about.
Back in the day it seemed people handled storms much better. I remember going over old Donner Pass in midwinter during some pretty hellacious blizzards (back in the 60's), and everyone made it safely. Nowadays three snowflakes and there's SUV carnage everywhere.I think what uke says about overconfidence in SUV drivers and caution/paranoia in small car drivers is very true. Drive down a Canadian highway in heavy snow and guess who you see stuck in the snow bank, on thier side or upside down... Yup, it's the 4x4 SUV or pickup every time.